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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Voiceworks #129 ‘Static’ Launch Party

We’re not the only ones having a big birthday year! Come celebrate Voiceworks’ 35th birthday and the launch of issue #129 ‘Static’ at this special launch event which will feature contributors from this amazing issue, and a pop-up library of past Voiceworks issues. Come check out the retrospective of Voiceworks across the decades, from the zine punk 90s to the Frankie-fied 2010s.

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accessible toilets, no strobe lights used, street parking bay.

Wheelchair users: Ramp access needs to be booked in advance by the venue. Please make note in the access requirement tab when checking out.


Saturday 17 June, 7pm

Cafe Gummo
711 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071


Nazara Jones

Nazara Jones is a young writer living on unceded Gadigal land.

Tyberius Larking

Tyberius Larking is a 20 year old Mirning and South Asian poet and illustrator.

Jack Milgate

Jack Milgate is a writer and student.

Selina Moir-Wilson

Selina Moir-Wilson is a writer, editor and comics artist. They are the editor of Voiceworks.

Mia Nie

Mia Nie is a Chinese-Australian comic artist, essayist, illustrator, zine-maker and award-nominated ex-poet living on unceded Wurundjeri country.

Charles Roper

Charles Roper is a writer of experimental non-fiction and comedy from Canberra.

Sharon Zhang

Sharon Zhang is an Asian-Australian, Melbourne-based poet and author.