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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Performance & Special Event

Writing the Stars

In partnership with Scienceworks, EWF presents an expansive evening under the stars. Audiences will be treated to a viewing of the fulldome feature film Starlight. Starlight features stunning fulldome visualisations of being inside a supernova explosion and drifting through a stellar nursery, a rich gaseous nebula that is collapsing into stars. Following the film, hear star-inspired original performances by emerging writers.

There will be two sessions of Writing the Stars on Thursday 23 June.

Doors open: 7pm
Session 1: 7.30-8.30pm
Session 2: 9-10pm

Presented in partnership with:


Writing the Stars will be held at Scienceworks Planetarium. This is an in-person visual immersive event.

Wheelchair Accessible

The venue entrance is fully accessible.

Accessible Toilet

Accessible bathrooms are located on the ground floor of the main building. It includes a baby change table.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces in the main car park near the entry way.


A ferry is available daily from Southbank – Williamstown Ferries (03) 9682 9555.


Train line station is a 10-minute walk away from the venue.

Hearing Loop

The hearing loop allows patrons who are wearing a hearing aid to tune in to the frequency of the venue. If you require hearing assistance, please contact us when you book your ticket. 

Relaxation Area

The venue provides relaxed seating arrangement throughout the premise.

More information visit Scienceworks’ Visiting page.


Thursday 23 June
7.30pm & 9pm AEST

$25 / $22 concession / $20 Museum Victoria Members

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Doors open 7pm

Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks
2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015


Thabani Tshuma

Thabani Tshuma is a Zimbabwean writer and performance poet.

Bella Waru

Bella Waru (Ngati Tukorehe // Te Ati Awa) is a movement and sound artist, cultural producer, performer, weaver, community arts facilitator and body worker living, listening and responding across sacred, unceded Indigenous lands, currently those of the Kulin Nation in so-called-australia.