The Reader includes articles, essays, poems, stories and artworks that presents highlights from the 2009 Festival and the writing world beyond. Recreating the diversity of writing forms and styles that the Emerging Writers’ Festival showcases, The Reader includes novelists, journalists, screenwriters, comedians, poets, playwrights, spoken word artists, comics writers and others, all talking about or showcasing their particular craft – all talking shop – but in a way that is useful and interesting to all writers.
The book was published in 2009 and edited by Dion Kagan
The Reader is the first Emerging Writers' Festival book. It has a black and silver cover with circular motifs on the front.