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 & Special Event

Opening Night: Tomorrow, Today

Usher in eleven days of creativity, learning, and sharing with an extraordinary evening of storytelling. To set the stage for the 19th Emerging Writers’ Festival, hear from incredible First Nations artists as they think the future into the present, speaking on the potential of what tomorrow can teach us about today.

Following the readings, sound artist and storyteller Thu Care, who is performing in Bodies of Sound, will treat us to some music to celebrate the beginning of the festival.


Opening Night: Tomorrow, Today will be held at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, in the foyer space.

Auslan Interpretation

This event will be Auslan Interpreted. Reserved front seatings available for best possible vision of the interpreters.

Wheelchair Access

Accessible entry is via the front door on Sturt Street.

Accessible Toilet

There are gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathrooms available.


Walking distance from tram line. Bike Share docking stations are located right out the front of ACCA.


Metered street parking is available in Grant Street, Dodds Street and Sturt Street. There are two accessible car parks right in front of ACCA’s entrance on Sturt Street. Commercial car parks are located at Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Ballet Centre at the end of Sturt Street.

More Information: Visit ACCA’s Access page.




Wednesday 15 June
7-9pm AEST

Free, bookings essential

111 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006


Evelyn Araluen

Evelyn Araluen is a poet, researcher and co-editor of Overland Literary Journal. Evelyn’s debut collection Dropbear was shortlisted for the 2021 Judith Wright Calanthe Award for a Poetry Collection and won the 2022 Stella Prize.

Sue-Anne Hunter

Ms Sue-Anne Hunter is a Wurundjeri and Ngurai illum Wurrung woman, Deputy Chair and Commissioner for the Yoorrook Justice Commission.

Thu Care

Thu Care is a sound artist and storyteller who lives on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon-wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation.