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 & Panel

Writeability: Self-told Stories

Historically, disabled people have been talked and written about— their stories have been told by others. This panel features writers who have lived experience of disability reflecting on writing today. Join them as they discuss Own Voices writing, intersectionality and navigating the literature industry.

This event is presented in partnership with City of Melbourne libraries and Writers Victoria.

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Wheelchair, accessible toilets, quiet room

Friday 23 June, 11AM

Kathleen Syme Library
Multipurpose Room, 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053


Heidi Everett

Heidi Everett is a writer, multidimensional artist, independent producer, mental health and neurodivergent advocate based in Melbourne/on Wurundjeri Country.

Artemis Munoz

Artemis Muñoz (they/them) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on Wurundjeri land.

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith is a writer, wheelchair user, coffee addict, AFL footy fan and improviser.

Hannah Winspear-Schillings

Hannah Winspear-Schillings is Melbourne-based writer, having previously been published in Farrago, Concrete, and Forge & Flint.