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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Playlist: Haunt

The third instalment of our popular Playlist project, featuring writers penning pieces about songs that mean something to them, accompanied by an EWF playlist. This year, the theme is ‘haunt’, and artists are invited to think about the music that haunts them: music connected to memories, music that feels ghostly, music that is spectral in that it feels like it dissolves barriers of time and space, or music that is downright spooky.


Simone Amelia Jordan

Simone Amelia Jordan is a prize-winning writer, journalist and host, who works as Director Of Special Projects for Media Diversity Australia.

Nina Mingya Powles

Nina Mingya Powles is a writer, zinemaker and librarian from Aotearoa, currently living in London.

Christy Tan

Christy Tan has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, The Suburban Review, Australian Poetry, Runway Journal, Going Down Swinging and Peril Magazine, amongst others

Alexander Te Pohe

Alexander Te Pohe is a Māori trans man living on Whadjuk Noongar Land.