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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Westside Writers Salon

In partnership with Williamstown Literary Festival, four exceptional writers from the West will share selections from their most recent work, live at Williamstown’s beautiful Town Hall.

Presented in partnership with Williamstown Literary Festival.

Free registration for this event is available here.

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Wheelchair, service animal, hearing loop, onsite parking bay

Sunday 18 June, 4:30pm

Williamstown Town Hall
104 Ferguson St, Williamstown VIC 3016


Kgshak Akec

Kgshak Akec is a South-Sudanese writer, performing artist, and a lover of words.

Elise Brocklehurst

Elise is the Executive Officer of the Williamstown Literary Festival.

Sam Elkin

Sam Elkin is a writer, arts producer and radio maker living in Naarm.

Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan is the author of Dear Eileen, and When A Punk Becomes A Spunk, and co-director of Sick Leave.

Lia Dewey Morgan

Lia Dewey Morgan is a poet and writer living on stolen land in Narrm. She grapples with the continuity and chaos present in contemporary living, using poetry as a toolkit to pry open our muddled moment. Her first book, ‘Bath Songs’, was published with local press nomorepoetry.