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Emerging Writers’ Festival Program Launch: Good at Being Bad

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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.

Featuring

Ana Maria Gomides

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

Dr Mykaela Saunders is a Koori/Goori and Lebanese writer and teacher, and the editor of This All Come Back Now, the world’s first anthology of Blackfella speculative fiction (UQP, 2022). Mykaela won the 2022 David Unaipon Award for her manuscript of spec fic stories Always Will Be: Stories of G... Read more

Cher Tan

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

Thabani Tshuma is a multi-award-winning Zimbabwean writer and performance poet. His work can be found in publications such as Dichotomi magazine, Next in Colour, CUBBY ART, Cordite Poetry Review, and ABC ArtWorks’ SLAMMED segment. Thabani is a co-curator of Thin Red Lines and his debut collection,... Read more

Greer Clemens

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 Pivet-Marsh

Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh is a writer, producer and arts worker living and creating on unceded Wurundjeri land. Ruby is currently the Artistic Director and co-CEO of Emerging Writers’ Festival and is a co-founder of the Latinx arts collective, Yo Soy.

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