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 Thin Red Lines: Left on Red

A play on being left on read, splashed in Thin Red Line’s titular crimson hue. In this singular EWF x Thin Red Lines collaboration we will see artists performing sets that speak to the fast and loose theme ‘Left On Red’. Who knows what journey they’ll take you on: a recording light that never stops blinking? Directions down an innocuously named street? Being ghosted by The Communist Manifesto? Find out on the night as our artists radicalise what performance poetry can be.

Thin Red Lines is a quarterly poetry showcase based in Naarm that dismantles the fence between the page and the stage. It encourages the experimental, the absurd, the unseen and the unheard.

Please note: Kalarni Murray is no longer able to appear at this event. We’re thrilled that Corey Salor-Brunskill will be joining the festivities!


This event will be held at Loop Project Space & Bar and is an in-person event.


Loop is a few hundred metres from Parliament Station. Please note the Spring Street lift is closest to Loop. Nearby Public transport including tram and bus.

There is a Wilson Carpark at the rear of the venue and in Meyers Place including disability access.Vehicle access through Meyer Place Laneway, into front entrance.

Wheelchair Accessible

Loop entrance is wheelchair accessible.

Relaxation Area

Relaxation Area are provided including a courtyard.

Accessible Toilet

Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathrooms available.

More information: visit Loop’s Accessibility page.

Thursday 16 June
7.30-8.30pm AEST


*No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds

To pre-book a NOTAFLOF ticket, please email us at least 24 hours prior to the event.

Loop Project Space & Bar
23 Meyers Pl, Melbourne 3000


Thabani Tshuma

Thabani Tshuma is a Zimbabwean writer and performance poet.

Georgia Kartas

Georgia Kartas/Saint Jorge is a poet whose research explores the relationship between quantum physics and metaphysics, as a pathway to radical re-worlding.

Tuesday Atzinger

Tuesday is a poet and writer living and studying on unceded Wurundjeri Land.

Ruby Hillsmith

Ruby Hillsmith is a writer, editor and poet based in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land.

Beau Windon

Beau Windon is a neurodivergent writer of Wiradjuri heritage based in Naarm.