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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I Got A Story To Tell: Hip-Hop & Literature

2023 marks Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary of international recognition. A musical and cultural movement that changed the global artistic landscape as we know it. Created in New York City by Black and Brown residents, Hip-Hop is a universal voice for the voiceless, including those from First Nations and multicultural backgrounds here in so-called-Australia. Curated by Richell-Prize winning writer Simone Jordan, and hosted by Rachael Evans (COMPLEX Magazine), join Simone, Mawunyo Gbogbo (Hip-Hop & Hymns) and Hau Latukefu (KING) for deeply compelling conversation about the ties between music, culture and literature. Stick around for the kick-ons: a lineup of DJs and MCs curated by Section 8.

Presented in partnership with Section 8.

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Friday 23 June, 2PM

Section 8
27-29 Tattersalls Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000


Rachael Evans

Rachael Evans a writer, journalist and editor from Melbourne.

Mawunyo Gbogbo

Mawunyo Gbogbo is the author of memoir Hip Hop & Hymns.

Simone Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan is an award-winning writer, host and journalist.

Hau Latukefu

Hau Latukefu is a pioneer of Australian hip hop.