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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Q&A with Emily Greenwood

Emily Greenwood is a mixed race, queer, womxn of colour writing about my experiences with classism, racism, sexism, homophobia and fatphobia. Emily is currently living in Melbourne working on writing and design careers.

When and why did you start making zines?

I started making zines in 2014. I was inspired by the array of different zines I’d initially purchased at record stores and zine fairs. I decided to make my first zine, which is Issue 1 of GRRL ZINE, because I felt I was inspired and given the confidence by the Australian zine community at the time, that I wanted my voice to also be heard.

What is your favourite thing about zines?

My favourite thing about zines is that they give people their own platform to speak on. They are by anyone and for anyone. Irrelevant of social class and educational background. Zines really give those who may not be given opportunities, the opportunity to self publish and be honest and bold.

Do you have a favourite zine (aside from your own!)? What is it and why do you like it?

Trolleybride. So cute yet politically aware. The messages in Trolleybride’s zines make me feel warm and fuzzy inside and less alone.

You can view Emily’s zine GRRL ZINE here