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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Jeanine Leane: Poetry of Politics, Power, and Resistance

In her keynote address, celebrated Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic Jeanine Leane will consider the role First Nations poetry plays in engaging with the politics of resistance, and how our poetry can convey and communicate First Nations histories, experiences, and aspirations in a way that national history cannot.


Jeanine Leane: Poetry of Politics, Power, and Resistance is part of the National Writers’ Conference, a one-day online gathering of emerging writers on Zoom.  

Check out the full Conference program here 

To ensure the online event stays private, ticket holders will be emailed the relevant Zoom links 30 minutes prior to the Conference start time. Please check your email on the day of the event (including that pesky junk email folder). Ticket bookings will cease 1 hour before the Conference starts.  

You can download Zoom for free hereRead more about how to set up Zoom’s automatic transcription feature here. 

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


Jeanine Leane

Jeanine Leane is a Wiradjuri writer, poet and academic from southwest New South Wales.