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Vignettes: The EWF Podcast – Season 1

Vignettes is a new audio reading series from the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Welcome to Season 1: Summer, where we will feature five episodes of fresh, original work by emerging writers responding to themes drawn from the world of nature.

Each week, we’ll showcase emerging writers from all around the continent, working across genres and forms. Stick with us as we bring you a soft, summery vibe with new creative readings over the next few weeks!

Find us on:
Apple Podcasts
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Spotify
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Or your favourite podcasting app, by searching for “Emerging Writers’ Festival”.

Podcast Trailer:


EPISODE 1: GRAIN. 

For this first episode, we asked Philip Marri Winzer and Victoria Alondra to respond to the theme of ‘Grain. To us, grain speaks to the smallness of something at its beginning, which is why it felt like a perfect opener for this new podcast. But it’s also sustenance, building, the fibres of being and, of course, going against the grain.

With Philip Marri Winzer and Victoria Alondra.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

Download the transcript for Episode 1 here [.docx format]


EPISODE 2: SKY.

When you cast your mind up towards the sky, what do you think of? Perhaps you think of clouds, sunsets and shades of blue. Maybe your mind wanders further and reaches for instances of optimism, searching for opportunities and wandering into dream spaces.

For this episode, we invited Awale Ahmed, Christy Tan and Ruby Hillsmith to respond to the theme of ‘Sky’. We can’t wait for you to hear what they have in store.

With Awale Ahmed, Christy Tan and Ruby Hillsmith.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

Download the transcript for Episode 2 here [.docx format]

EPISODE 3: PLANT.


For our third episode, we’ll hear from artists Jesse Oliver and Jazz Money with their creative responses to the theme, ‘Plant’.

We invited them to reflect on their connections to the green, moving, breathing things – from houseplants to forest floors – that we are so lucky to co-exist with.

With Jazz Money and Jesse Oliver
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

Download the transcript for Episode 3 here [.docx format]


EPISODE 4: MOTH.

A flicker; a whisper; a spell; a death; a rebirth; a faint light in the warm dark of a summer’s night… the moth is an insect full of rich symbolism.

For this episode of Vignettes, we invited Yamiko Marama, Vince Ruston and Lou Garcia-Dolnik to respond to the prompt “moth” – and to share with us the dreams they pin to the wings of these fluttering friends.

With Yamiko Marama, Vince Ruston and Lou Garcia-Dolnik
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

Download the transcript for Episode 4 here [.docx format]

EPISODE 5: LUNAR (Season Finale).

Our final episode of the season is Lunar. We asked three artists to ponder the night sky – to turn towards the moon as she hangs, watching over us. Tune in to hear from Lay the Mystic, Prema Arasu and Georgia Kartas as they respond to the theme “lunar”.

With Lay the Mystic, Prema Arasu and Georgia Kartas
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

Download the transcript for Episode 5 here [.docx format]