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Digital Writers' Festival 2017

The all-online festival for writers is this year going IRL with a few select events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
By Ashleigh Whitehill
October 23, 2017
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Digital Writers' Festival 2017

The all-online festival for writers is this year going IRL with a few select events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
By Ashleigh Whitehill
October 23, 2017
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For a fourth consecutive year, the team behind the Emerging Writers' Festival will host an online festival aimed at digital writers in Australia and around the world. The Digital Writers' Festival will bring together more than 120 storytellers to explore the future of writing in the digital era. Over 11 days, there will be live-streamed events focusing on new forms, content trends and digital literacy, as well as seminars, panel discussions and interactive projects.

The festival is designed to foster new relationships between writers and connect likeminded individuals from all over the world. Learn to pitch stories, watch an editor in action, discover self-publishing or even explore writing for games. Plus, in an effort to transcend geographical boundaries, the entire festival will be broadcast on the website, but city-dwellers will also be able to attend a select few events in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.

The IRL events include:

The Future of Storytelling — Tuesday, October 24 (Melbourne)
Mapping Ecologies of the Digital — Saturday, October 28 (Perth)
West Meets West — Tuesday, October 31 (Melbourne and Sydney)
QUT Lit Salon — Wednesday, November 1 (Brisbane)
Inside the Publishing House — Thursday, November 2 (Sydney)

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