As I mentioned in Fear and Loathing – living and writing with depression and anxiety, I’ve made it my mission to reinvigorate my creativity by getting more involved in the Melbourne arts scene. Naturally, I was super excited when I realised the Emerging Writers’ Festival was just around the corner, then I got all sad because my finances had gotten to a stage where I was bordering on orgasmic whenever I found a $2 coin behind the couch.
And then I did something crazy.
I logged onto the EWF website.
And I actually LOOKED at the events.
Do you realise there are eleventy million free events at the festival (Well, maybe not eleventy million, but there are a lot.)?! Some of the freebies include ‘Opening Night Extravaganza’, ‘Translation Nation’, ‘No Lights, No Literature’, ‘The Art of the Short Story’ and ‘Lunch/Soapbox: Sam George-Allen’. So, if you’re a couch miner like me, don’t be disheartened – sign up to a few events (you will have the opportunity to make a donation when you book) and prepare to be inspired by all the amazing artists. Look out for me – I’ll be the socially defunct blogger hiding in the corner.
In anticipation of EWF14, I’ll be chatting with Emily Stewart this week about her experience as a creator and presenter at the 2013 festival.