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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How to Make an Enemy

Half-masterclass, half-performance-spectacle on wreaking havoc in the literary scene. These writers will share the many benefits of being a real piece of work. Join poet Harry Reid for an oral history on literary bastardry, and an education in charming your poetry enemies. Haven’t acquired your own arch nemesis? Stay for a round of speed-meeting— 2 minutes to make an enemy for life.


Wheelchair, accessible toilets (ground floor), lift access, onsite paid parking.

Wheelchair users: Ramp access for large wheelchairs can be booked in advance by the venue. Please note in the access requirement tab in the check-out section.

Tuesday 20 June, 9pm

Queen Victoria Womens Centre
Millarri Murnmut - outside breeze is located on level 5 within the Queen Victoria Womens Centre via access lifts. 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000.


Josefina Huq

Josefina Huq is a creative writer and researcher based in Naarm/Melbourne.

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is a poet & co-director of Sick Leave. Harry is the author of Leave Me Alone (Cordite, 2022) & the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend (Puncher & Wattmann, 2020).

Harry Sherratt

Harry Sherratt lives in Naarm. He has been published in sick leave and Cordite, and is currently studying creative writing.

Adam Varty

adam varty is a transsexual lover, fighter and sometimes poet living in melbourne