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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On Being Published

Getting published involves a lot more than signing a book deal and watching your Google Doc be whisked away into a hardcopy relic. Join Sasha Kutabah Sarago, author of Gigorou, in conversation with Pantera editor and publisher Lex Hirst. Learn about the multiple perspectives, considerations and voices that went into the telling of Sasha’s matriarchal family stories and about the rigorous, collaborative editing and publishing process.

Presented in partnership with Pantera Press.

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Wheelchair, Service Animal, Quiet Room (Reception/Level 3 Library), Hearing Loop, Accessible toilets

Wednesday 21 June, 6pm

The Wheeler Centre
Performance Space Level 2, 176 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000, VIC


Lex Hirst

Lex Hirst is the Publishing Director at Sydney-based independent publishing house, Pantera Press.

Sasha Kutabah Sarago

Sasha Kutabah Sarago is a Wadjanbarra Yidinji, Jirrbal and African-American woman.