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 & Lunchtime Literature

Lunchtime Literature: Writing Country

First Nations writers come together to talk about writing Country. Resisting the colonial legacies that so often dictate the writing of place, nature, and climate, learn about the ways in which these writers envisage and enact the writing of Country with respect and care.

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Lunchtime Literature panel talks are held at Readings State Library of Victoria. This is a in-person event.  

Wheelchair Accessible 

Readings SLV is accessible via multiple entrance including access to lifts.   


Nearby by tram, bus and Melbourne Central train line station.   

There are no on-site parking. Bike racks available  on and near the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets, Swanston and Little Lonsdale streets.  

Accessible Toilet 

There are separate male and female accessible toilets in these Library spaces.  

More Information Visit State Library Victoria’s Access-Inclusion page. 

Thursday 23 June
12.30-1.30pm AEST

Free, bookings required

Readings State Library
285-321 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000


Susie Anderson

Susie Anderson is a writer of Wergaia/Wemba Wemba and British descent living on Boon Wurrung land.

Luke Patterson

Luke Patterson is a Gamilaroi poet, folklorist and musician living on Gadigal lands.

Renay Barker-Mulholland

Renay Barker-Mulholland is an artist, writer, and creator. Renay is a proud disabled, Biripi / Dungutti woman, and a staunch feminist who is dedicated to fighting for disability justice.