The Emerging Writers’ Festival is on again this weekend, and it’s packed with interesting panels, readings, speeches and games of Scrabble. This will be Festival Director Stevie Grimwade’s second tilt at the gig, and it promises to be lively. I’ll be chairing a panel on Saturday at 12 noon, entitled Where’s the new avant garde? (Does anyone care?). Hmmm. I’m not sure where I stand on that second question but that’s what these kind of sessions are all about, isn’t it? Heres’s some more information for you:
The full program (PDF) is up on the EWF site. Most events take place at the Melbourne Town Hall, and tickets are bulk-ace cheap. I hope to see some of you avant carders around, maybe even at the opening night party at 7pm on Friday, Trades Hall.