Starting out as a writer can be exciting, confusing, laborious work, and we don’t always get things right the first go around. So, what would you do differently, given the chance? Get a taste of this year’s program as Ana Maria Gomides, Mykaela Saunders, Cher Tan and Thabani Tshuma hop into their respective time machines and talk about committing, recovering, and learning from a variety of literary faux pas. Join them as they share tales of their formative literary experiences and celebrate the ways in which they’ve grown.
EWF’s Artistic Director Ruby Rose Pivet-Marsh and Program Coordinator Greer Clemens will also unveil the 2022 hybrid program, including some of this year’s festival highlights, to help prepare you for a winter of words.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Presented in partnership with Emerging Writers’ Festival.
This event will be live-streamed. If you are unable to attend this event in person, simply visit this page at the time of the event to tune in. If you wish to attend in-person, bookings are essential.
Ana Maria Gomides is a full time Beyoncé lover and cat mother. She moonlights as cunning sorceress, battling the evils of racism, sexism, homophobia and the stigma attached to mental illnesses with her black girl magic and the power of her words. She refuses to be silent and encourages others to do... Read more
Mykaela Saunders is an award-winning Koori and Lebanese writer, teacher, community researcher and the editor of This All Come Back Now, the world’s first anthology of blackfella speculative fiction (UQP). Her work has been widely published. Mykaela is a 2021 Next Chapter recipient, and has won the... Read more
Cher Tan is an essayist and critic in Naarm/Melbourne, via Kaurna Yerta/Adelaide and Singapore. Her work has appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings, Runway Journal and elsewhere. She is an editor at LIMINAL magazine and the reviews editor at Meanjin. ... Read more
Thabani Tshuma is Zimbabwean born and raised, living abroad for the greater part of the last decade. His work is influenced by the myriad identity challenges of the diaspora, expatriates and immigrants, while also addressing awareness around addiction, mental health and generational trauma. He is ... Read more
Greer Clemens is a writer, arts worker, and musician living on unceded Wurundjeri land. She is currently Program Coordinator at the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Ruby-Rose is a writer and producer living, working and creating on Wurundjeri land. Ruby is the Artistic Director and co-CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the co-founder of the Latinx Arts Collective Yo Soy. Ruby writes (mostly) creative non-fiction and cultural commentary and has h... Read more
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