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

Writing the West

What draws artists to write about the west? In this panel, three writers will discuss their work, their views on place, community engaged art, and the importance of celebrating the western suburbs in their work.

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Writing the West is a in-person panel talk event at Footscray Library.


Nearby public transport access including tram, bus and Footscray train line station.

Wheelchair Accessible

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Accessible entryway.

Accessible Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets provided.

Tuesday 21 June
6-7pm AEST

Free, bookings required

Footscray Library
56 Paisley St, Footscray VIC 3011


Jinghua Qian

Jinghua Qian has been a performance poet, a radio broadcaster, a television journalist, and an arts critic.

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is the author of the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend (Puncher & Wattman, 2020) and a co-director of sick leave.

Khalid Warsame

Khalid Warsame is a writer who lives in Naarm.