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, Free & Online

EWF X Chicken Salt Baes

The Chicken Salt Baes are an all-Indigenous Dungeons & Dragons team and game that streams exclusively on Twitch. The Baes were formed through a shared passion for tabletop roleplaying (TTRPG) by a group of nerdy friends. In coming together CSB has been able to show that Indigenous storytelling exists in the tabletop roleplaying space, and the importance of creating spaces for enjoyment and representation. Tune in to experience the next instalment of their story as part of EWF23!

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has unfortunately been cancelled.


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Online, Via Twitch


Ben Armstrong

Ben Armstrong is a Wiradjuri man who has worked in the technology industry for over 22 years.

Rae Johnston

Rae Johnston is a Wiradjuri woman and multi-award winning STEM Journalist.

Cienan Muir

Cienan Muir is the Australian Director of Indigenous Comic Con and founder of the Indiginerd Popculture Company.

Karlie Noon

Ms Karlie Noon is a Gamilaraay astrophysicist.