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Vignettes: The EWF Podcast

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

Welcome to Season 2: Autumn, where we will feature five episodes of crisp, 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, autumnal vibe with new creative readings over the next few weeks!

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

You can find Season 1: Summer here

Podcast Trailer:

EPISODE 1: FUNGI.

For this first episode, we asked Nardi Simpson and Aïsha Trambas to respond to the theme of Fungi.

Fungi are some of the largest (and some of the most microscopic)  living organisms on Earth. The world wouldn’t work without them. So we asked two writers to reflect on fungi – the way they connect, live and give life – and the way they organise and sustain themselves in order to sustain others. We’re so excited to share these reflections of connection, community and weaving with you.

With Nardi Simpson and Aïsha Trambas.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

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

EPISODE 2: STICK.

For this episode, we invited Lorna Munro, Damien Becker and Harry Reid to respond to the theme of Stick. We asked them to consider the sticking points of life – from stoking flames to building bridges, and we can’t wait for you to hear what they have in store.

With Lorna Munro, Damien Becker and Harry Reid.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

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

EPISODE 3: MINERAL.

To be mineral is to be born of fluid and heat and force – to exist as a tiny piece of a much larger puzzle. For this episode, we invited Hana Pera Aoake, Maddison Miller and Iris Lee to respond to the theme of Mineral. We asked these artists to examine the way smallness builds up to largeness. To reflect on the volcanic heat and heavy pressures that come with existing in this world.

With Hana Pera Aoake, Maddison Miller and Iris Lee.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

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

EPISODE 4: SKIN.

Today, we have three readings on touch and tenderness – on the things we are made up of, and the adornments we place upon ourselves.

We asked our artists to ponder the theme of Skin, and we’re so lucky to have them sharing their new work with us.

With Julia Rose Bak, Hajer Al-awsi, Dzenana Vucic.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

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

EPISODE 5: WATER.

Life, death, healing, hydrating: water is all these things – symbolically and literally – and so much more. In this final episode of our Autumn Season of Vignettes, we have invited three wonderful writers to share with us their thoughts on waves and whirlpools and waterways.

With Natalie Cromb, Hineani Roberts, Nikki Viveca.
Audio production by Jon Tjhia
Theme music by Thu Care

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