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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Bastian Fox Phelan

Bastian Fox Phelan is a writer, musician and zine maker living in Mulubinba Newcastle on Awabakal land. Bastian’s debut memoir, How to Be Between, explores female facial hair, polycystic ovarian syndrome and gender identity. Their zines are held in collections around the world. Bastian’s writing has been published in the Guardian, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, Archer and The Lifted Brow, and they make music as part of dream-pop duo Moonsign.

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?