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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Amani Haydar

Amani Haydar is an award-winning writer, visual artist, lawyer and advocate for women’s health and safety based in Western Sydney. Amani’s debut memoir The Mother Wound was recently awarded the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2021 UTS Faculty of Law Alumni Award and the 2021 FBi Radio Sydney Music, Art and Culture Award. Amani is a multidisciplinary creative practitioner and former Archibald Prize finalist. She has had writing and illustrations featured in collections such as Racism, Arab Australian Other, Sweatshop Women Volume Two, and the upcoming anthology After Australia.

Saturday 18 June
11am-12pm AEST

Whenever, Wherever: Emerging in Any Context

What happens when you are only just beginning to dip your toes into the wild waters of the literary world, only to find you’ve already aged-out of opportunities or are located far away from where the action seems to be?