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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Arty Owens

Arty Owens (They/Them) is a queer chronically ill writer based in Naarm (Melbourne). Their writing is informed by their experience with pain, mental health and a devastating awkward existence. They dabble in non-fiction, middle grade, young adult and song writing. As a writer they have been awarded a Varuna fellowship (2023), the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and a scholarship at Faber Writing Academy (2020).

Friday 23 June, 12:30pm

Lunch/Break: Writing Collaboratively

Hear from writers as they discuss the ins and outs of working with one another, how it informs their practice, and how you can implement it into your own.