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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Green Leaves

So often writers expect greener pastures on the other side of publication. But what happens when the national book tours and thick royalty cheques don’t quite materialise? Green Leaves brings you two poets: Manveen Kohli and Lakshmi Kanchi (SoulReserve) and their editors J Eh Kaw Thaw Saw and Marise Phillips in a panel discussion about their journeys from ‘Instagram poet’ to international publication, and everything in between.

Please note: This event will take place at 6:00pm Australian Western Standard Time

This event is presented in partnership with Centre for Stories.

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Monday 19 June, 6pm AWST

Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street
Northbridge, Boorloo
Western Australia


Lakshmi Kanchi

Lakshmi Kanchi/SoulReserve is a Western Australian poet of Indian descent. Her poetry explores love and its tumultuousness and fantasy and zest in nature.

Manveen Kohli

Manveen Kaur Kohli is a British-Indian currently residing in Perth.

Marise Phillips

Marise Phillips is an emerging writer and editor based in Boorloo (Perth).

J Eh Kaw Thaw Saw

J Saw is a emerging writer who resides in Boorloo.