The 2015 Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from 26 May to 5 June. The Kill Your Darlings team will be popping up all over the place during the festival, appearing at panels, events and workshops. You can also catch many of our brilliant 2015 Killings columnists discussing their work, especially as part of the 2015 National Writers’ Conference (30-31 May). With a massive line-up of artists and events, the tricky part is working out how to see as much as possible. Check out our EWF guide below to see where you can get your KYD fix during the festival.


Knerds-gone-wildill Your Darlings: Nerds Gone Wild
9PM, Monday 1 June 
Thousand Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St
At this unmissable event, join Kill Your Darlings and six 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! Featuring Ellen van Neeven, Brodie Lancaster, Michelle Roger, Chris Somerville, Oliver Mol, and Abigail Ulman.

Other KYD festival appearances:

Rebecca Starford, Publishing Director: 
See Bec and kick-start your freelancing career at the Freelancing For Life Masterclass.

Brigid Mullane, Editor:
Want to know what happens inside a publishing house? Here’s your chance: Brigid will be hosting the staff from Hachette Australia at Inside the Publishing House. You can also catch her at Pitch Bitch, part of #writingwhilefemale.

Veronica Sullivan, Online Editor: 
Budding interviewers should catch Veronica at the Interviewing Panel as part of the National Writers’ Conference (also featuring former online ed Emily Laidlaw). Veronica will also be at Pitch Bitch, and appearing as part of the amazing cast of Amazing Babes 2.0.

Rebecca Shaw, LGBTQI and Feminism Columnist:
Podcasting whiz Bec is part of a panel on – what else? – podcasting as part of the National Writers’ Conference. She will also be recording a live episode of her Bring a Plate podcast for the festival.

James Tierney, Books and Writing Columnist:
Catch James as part of the Criticism/Reviewing Panel at the National Writers’ Conference.

Jane Howard, Theatre and Performing Arts Columnist:
Young writers should catch Jane at the Writing Intensive for Under-25s workshop. She’ll also be at the Criticism/Reviewing Panel at the National Writers’ Conference.

There are so many more amazing events happening at the festival, so be sure to check out the full program. We can’t wait! See you there.