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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Aisling Smith

Aisling Smith is a Naarm/Melbourne-based writer. She won the Richell Prize for Emerging Writers in 2020 and her debut novel, After the Rain, was published by Hachette Australia in May this year.

Monday 19 June, 6:30pm

Next Big Thing

Discover new works and celebrate fresh writing talent in a special Emerging Writers’ Festival edition of the Wheeler Centre’s much-loved Next Big Thing readings series.