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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Debra Dank: Words of this Place

Wordly relationships require movement across cultural contexts and places of identity. In her keynote, Debra Dank will juxtapose English language vocabulary contexts with a Gudanji/Wakaja cultural context. Hear how words and meanings differ across cultural and linguistic realms, but work in partnership to create a deeper story of us and our coming with this place.


Debra Dank

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