Join us at the Emerging Writers’ Festival for a very special night of confession-sessions – Kill Your Darlings: Nerds Gone Wild.

We know that writers are word nerds, but what other passions are they hiding? Join Kill Your Darlings and five of our favourite writers as they confess their nerdy fascinations and secret obsessions. It will be a night of fun and fandom, where good taste is abandoned for a daggy celebration of the things that really make writers tick. Divulge your own culture crush in the Kill Your Darlings Confessional for the chance to win prizes on the night.

Sharing their wild tales of nerdiness will be…

Brodie Lancaster
Brodie is a writer and editor from Melbourne. She is the founding editor of Filmme Fatales, a staff writer at Rookie, a senior editor at The Good Copy, a co-ordinator at the Independent Photography Festival and a Kanye West advocate in her heart and soul.

Oliver Mol
Oliver was the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and was the recipient of a 2012 Hot Desk Fellowship. His debut book is Lion Attack!

Michelle Roger
Michelle is a Victorian-based writer. Her work has appeared in publications such as Kill Your Darlings and ABC RampUp and she has written for multiple online support groups and organisations. She was awarded a 2014 Write-ability Fellowship and is currently writing her memoir. She can be found at and tweeting as @RustyHoe.

Chris Somerville
Chris‘s work has appeared in numerous places such as The Lifted Brow, Paper Radio and Best Australian Stories. His first book, a collection of stories called We Are Not The Same Anymore was published in 2013.

Abigail Ulman
Abigail is the author of Hot Little Hands (2015), a collection of short stories. She has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Melbourne University/VCA and was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University. Her work has appeared in New England Review, Meanjin Anthology, New Australian Stories, and elsewhere.

Ellen van Neerven
Ellen is a Mununjali woman with ancestral ties to the Scenic Rim and the author of Heat and Light, winner of the David Unaipon Award and shortlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. She lives and works in Brisbane.

Kill Your Darlings: Nerds Gone Wild
Monday 1 June, 9.00pm – late
Thousand Pound Bend
361 Little Lonsdale St
FREE – no bookings required
This event is venue accessible.

View the Facebook event here.

All enquiries to [email protected]

Pee-wee Monroe illustration credit: Connor Tomas O’Brien.