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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Akuch Kuol Anyieth

Akuch Kuol Anyieth is a graduate researcher in crime, justice and legal studies. Her research engages with masculinity and domestic violence, examining customary law, pre- and post-migration experiences of South Sudanese families and how they adapt to the western rule of law in the diaspora. Akuch is the author of South Sudanese Manhood and Family Crisis in the Diaspora and her memoir Unknown. Among other boards, Akuch sits as an Editorial Board member for the Australian Feminist Law Journal. She is a frequent contributor to discussions about her community, youth and families and on matters concerning refugees and social justice.

Monday 20 June
6.30-7.30pm AEST

The Next Big Thing: 2022 Emerging Writers’ Festival edition

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Come join us at the Moat as we spotlight exciting new writers to watch, at our annual Emerging Writers’ Festival edition of Next Big Thing.