As part of this years Emerging Writers' Festival, we will be opening for business our first ever Page Parlour within the Atrium space of Federation Square on Sunday May the 31st from 12pm – 5pm.
If you are based in or around Melbourne, or intend to be in Melbourne at the beginning of June, and are a zinemaker, small press publisher, emerging writer, poet or comic artist - in fact anyone who has wrestled the word onto a page - Page Parlour is a great way for you to deliver your work to a wider audience. It will take place in The Atrium at Federation Square, a location that is both central and public, which will attract a large amount of foot traffic and expose stall holders to people who may not otherwise discover their work.
Stalls are free, however places are limited so please register early to avoid missing out. While the parlour is open to all who work with the word, we will prioritise independent publications, such as zines, self-published books and independent magazines, above other publications that are better supported in a retail context.
The Emerging Writers’ Festival is working with the Reading Matters Conference, Australia’s leading youth literature event, to attract new audiences for your work. The Reading Matters conference will be attended by teachers, librarians and literacy professionals and Page Parlour stallholders will have the option to recommend their work for distribution in places such as school libraries, as part of our special Reading Matters recommends program.
Also, as part of the Festivals ongoing role in Federation Square, stallholders will be offered an opportunity to have a table on a semi-regular (not weekly) basis at the weekly book fair Federation Square runs every Saturday in the Atrium.
To register your interest and receive a registration form, please email Zoë Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registrations close on the 18th of April, 2009.