The Emerging Writers’ Festival begins on Thursday May 26, and Kill Your Darlings is excited to be taking part. See KYD editors in the following events:

The Pitch

Our panel of publishers and editors – from diverse publications such as literary journals, newspapers, magazines and online – are here to give you  no-holds barred tips and advice about how to successfully present your work. With time for Q&A, this is one panel you don’t want to miss.

Date/time: Date: Saturday 4 June, 3.30pm-5pm

Venue: Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne  Prices: $15 full/$10 concession

Living Library

Got a question about developing plotlines, dialogue, finding your voice, structure, criticism or collaboration? Be mentored by the best at our  Living Library professional development event. Borrow one of our experts for a fifteen-minute one-on-one mentoring session, to discuss issues about the craft of being a writer. Including Kill Your Darlings Associate Editor Jo Case (editing).

Date/time: Saturday 4 June, 10.30am–5pm

Venue: Experimedia Space, State Library of Victoria, Swanston St  Prices: $10 per 15 minute session with a Book


Podcasts and literary programming is all the rage, and these guys do it so well. Find out how literary podcasting works with MYKE BARTLETT and ESTELLE TANG.

Date: Sunday 29 May, 12:30pm

Venue: Melbourne Town Hall

Kill Your Darlings contributors including Mel Campbell, Bethanie Blanchard, Greg Foyster and Peggy Frew will also appear at events across the festival. See you there!