Writing in the internet age has changed the way we share prose with the world. Every time we post a piece online it has the potential to reach billions of readers, even a single publisher who could change the course of our lives. The Digital Writers’ Festival aims to unite and inspire writers everywhere – it’s held entirely online, and this year it runs from 1 to 11 November.

Originating in Melbourne, Australia, a UNESCO City of Literature, DWF invites emerging writers from all over the world to participate in an innovative 11-day program, made up of panels, workshops and online collaborative events. Panel discussions are free to join, streamed on YouTube Live and archived so audiences can catch up when it suits. Other sites that facilitate the event include TinyLetterGenius.comGoogle Docs and SoundCloud), internet connection to join in.

The only festival of its kind in the world, Digital Writers’ Festival is held entirely online, with writers  from around the world attending panels and workshops live via YouTube. Audiences can dial in from where ever they are, too.

New DWF Director Jane Howard said,

“This year we ask our audiences to consider the broad possibilities for writing for the internet. In the Internet Age we have unsurpassed means of expression and communication so the possibilities for writers are limited only by our imagination. We want to unlock some of those possibilities in writers over the eleven days of the festival.”

Back for its third year, the DWF is organised by the team behind the Emerging Writers’ Festival who work to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent through a vibrant year-round calendar of events.

About the Emerging Writers’ Festival

EWF operates year-round providing opportunities for emerging writers to develop professionally and supporting them to engage with new audiences. For more information, visit the Emerging Writers’ Festival website.

Need to know:

  • Digital Writers’ Festival 2016 runs from 1-11 NOVEMBER 2016
  • Anyone in the world with an internet connection is invited to participate in or watch DWF.
  • For the full program, please visit the Digital Writers’ Festival website.

Get social:

The Digital Writers Festival would not be possible without the support of:
Australia Council for the Arts | Monash University Faculty of Arts | City of Melbourne Melbourne Unesco City of Literature | Creative Victoria
The Stella Prize | Writers Victoria | International Literature Showcase | The Wheeler Centre 100 Story Building | WrICE | State Library Victoria | Tablo | Seizure Magazine | Fine Thought
Pictured at top: Hannah Donnelly

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