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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EWF X & Performance

EWF X AMWP: Spillways

Speaking more than one language doesn’t split the self, it expands it. Each linguistic stream travels a different course but ultimately pours into a single body. Eventually, a multifaceted, multilingual flood emerges from this merging, and sometimes we are lucky enough to witness it. Join EWF and the Australian Multilingual Writing Project at the Immigration Museum for a line-up of more languages than there are artists. In this fluid display of literature, writers will perform in Urdu, Hindi, French, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, English and Spanish to promise an evening of waterworks.

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Wednesday 21 June, 7pm

Immigration Museum
Long Room, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Gabriela Georges

Gabriela Georges is a writer, singer and creative guide.

Vanessa Giron

Vanessa Giron is a writer, editor and content creator based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Ren Jiang

Ren Jiang is a Chinese writer, editor, and theatre/filmmaker based on unceded Wurundjeri country.

Nadia Niaz

Nadia Niaz founded and edits the Australian Multilingual Writing Project.

Asiel Adan Sanchez

Asiel Adan Sanchez is a non-binary writer based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Madhvi Thakur

Madhvi Singh Thakur is a bi-lingual writer, scholar, and sometimes ghostwriter.