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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Ben Armstrong

Ben Armstrong is a Wiradjuri man who has worked in the technology industry for over 22 years. During his career, Ben has worked in a number of technical and leadership roles including engineering, solution architecture, management, CEO and now Head of Gaming & partnerships at Awesome Black. Passionate about the representation and participation of Indigenous people in STEAM, Ben breaks down systemic barriers so that Indigenous people can thrive in STEAM careers and have a future powered by choice. Ben is the DM/GM of the Chicken Salt Baes, the only all-Indigenous D&D actual play on this continent.


EWF X Chicken Salt Baes

Tune in to experience the Chicken Salt Baes, an all-Indigenous Dungeons & Dragons adventuring party, on the next installment of their epic adventure as part of EWF23!