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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Ambassador Panel

Kick off the National Writers’ Conference with a panel featuring this year’s incredible Ambassadors. Looking at everything from inspiration to ways of working, this powerhouse line up will share their reflections on writing as a craft, as a community, and as a life practice.


Debra Dank

Debra Dank is a Gudanji/Wakaja woman, married to Rick, with three adult children and two grandchildren.

Victoria Hannan

Victoria Hannan is a writer and photographer living in Melbourne.

Yumna Kassab

Yumna Kassab is a writer from Sydney. She is the author of The House of Youssef, Australiana and The Lovers.

Bella Li

Bella Li is the author of Argosy, Lost Lake, and Theory of Colours.