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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Christopher Raja

Christopher Raja is the author of a memoir, Into the Suburbs: A Migrant’s Story (UQP, 2020), a play The First Garden (Currency Press, 2012) and a novel, The Burning Elephant, (Giramondo, 2015). Christopher has been twice shortlisted for the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award. He was the 2021 UTS Copyright Agency New Writer’s Fellow and his memoir was Highly Commended in the National Biography Award, 2021.

Headshot courtesy of Jayden O’Neill.

Thursday 23 June
7-8.30pm AEST

Writing the Suburbs

In this workshop with local author Christopher Raja (Into The Suburbs) learn how to write on memoir and the suburbs.