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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The Archipelago is a site of shared and diffuse histories, kinships and ancestries. It is home or, for many of us, a deeply desired ‘elsewhere’, where proximities to ocean and, thus, the world-endings of climate change and ecological disruption are lived as history in the present.

Archipelago chronicles the shared and, sometimes, paradoxical sensibilities of folks with geographic proximities by focalising the creative relationship between two artists/collaborators of shared heritage. It thinks through diaspora as an injunction to transformative justice, radical love, play, and dislocation as the occasion for solidarity; to think, that is, ‘as islands’.

Archipelago goes live
15 June


Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Lou Garcia-Dolnik is a poet and editor working on unceded Gadigal land.

Rômy McCoy

Rômy McCoy is an Ilocano-Visayan and Austrian person who writes non-fiction, makes photo and video art and does social organising.