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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Free & Performance

Bodies of Sound

Celebrate each Friday of the festival with musical and poetic partnerships. Step into State Library Victoria and be transported by spoken word and accompanying soundscapes for an afternoon of literary serenades.

Presented in partnership with:


Bodies of Sound will be held at the State Library of Victoria and is an in-person event.

Wheelchair Access

State Library of Victoria is wheelchair accessible via multiple entrance including access to lifts.  

Nearby by tram, bus and Melbourne Central train line station.  

There are no on-site parking. Bike racks available  on and near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets, Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets. 

Accessible Toilet

There are separate male and female accessible toilets in these Library spaces. 

Relaxation Area

Relaxation Area available across the entire library space and outdoor seatings. Including quiet and communal rooms.

More Information: visit State Library Victoria’s Access-Inclusion page. 

Friday 17 & 24 June
4-5pm AEST


State Library of Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000


Thu Care

Thu Care is a sound artist and storyteller who lives on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon-wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. 


Hyphira is a composer, producer and audio engineer from Naarm (Melbourne), whose practice is centred upon the hybridisation of bodies and the digital world.

Iris Lee

Iris Lee is a white settler trans woman, 3CR community radio producer and writer.

Panda Wong

Panda Wong is a poet. She is also an Associate Editor at The Suburban Review, a Performance Review board member and a 2020 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk fellow.

Hannah Wu

Hannah Wu is a writer and musician from Aotearoa, studying on unceded Wurundjeri land.

Jess Zanoni

Jess Zanoni is a writer and musician living on Wurundjeri land.