The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Amazing Babes

Amazing babes, gather round! We’re bringing together an incredible line-up of artists to honour the people that have influenced them, inspired them, cared for them, and shared with them. Join in celebrating the amazing babes that have shaped the lives of some of our favourite storytellers.

This event includes the announcement of the winner of the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction 


Amazing Babes is an in-person event at Brunswick Mechanic Institute, in the Performance Space. 

Auslan Interpretation

The event will be Auslan Interpreted. Reserved seating available for best vision of the interpreters.  

Wheelchair Access

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The venue has an accessible entry via the front door, which has a ramp. 

Accesible Toilet

There are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathrooms available.  

Access Parking

Two accessible parking spaces are located at the corner of David St and Glenlyon Rd, and another two located on Glenlyon Rd, in front of the Brunswick Community Health Centre.  


Nearest public transport is tram and bus line from Sydney Road. The closest train station is Brunswick Station.

Relaxation Area

Relaxation Area is available near the bar.  

More Information: visit the Next Wave webpage here.

Monday 20 June
7-8.30pm AEST

$21 / $16 concession

Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056


Eunice Andrada

Eunice Andrada is a Filipina poet, educator, and organizer.

Ana Maria Gomides

Ana Maria Gomides is a CrazySexyCool storyteller currently existing on Wurundjeri country.

Sol Fernandez

Sol Fernandez is a South Asian multidisciplinary storyteller, maker and mother from South East Naarm.

Carissa Lee

Carissa Lee is a First Nations actor and writer based in Narrm, and First Nations Commissioning Editor for The Conversation.

Leila Lois

Leila Lois is a dancer and writer.

Urvi Majumdar

Urvi Majumdar is a comedian, writer, actor and producer.

Mia Nie

Mia Nie is a Chinese-Australian comic artist, zine-maker, and award-nominated ex-poet.