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, Online & Panel

Finding Community in the Eye of the Storm

Join Storming the City participants from 2021 for a discussion on building a community of disabled, emerging writers during the pandemic, and how it has impacted their lives and writing.

Presented in partnership with:


Finding Community in the Eye of the Storm is a live panel discussion, hosted via Zoom. 

To ensure the event stays private, ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom link 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Please check your email (including that pesky junk email folder). 

Ticket sales will close 1 hour before the event starts. 

You can download Zoom for free here.

Live Captioning

Read more about how to set up Zoom’s automatic transcription feature here. 


For better access and engagement with Zoom, we recommend setting up and joining with a desktop or laptop computer rather than your phone. 

If you have any difficulty connecting to the event, please email us at [email protected] 

Tuesday 21 June
11-12pm AEST

Free, bookings essential

Online, via Zoom


Tara Calaby

Tara Calaby lives in Gippsland, Australia with her wife and far too many books.

Ruby Hillsmith

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

Gemma Mahadeo

Gemma Mahadeo moved to Australia in 1987. Their written work and multimedia work has been published nationally, both online and in print.

Jessica Obersby

Jessica is the Writeability Program Manager for Writers Victoria.