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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Claire Cao

Claire Cao is a writer and critic from Western Sydney, with a focus on screen, literature and contemporary art. She is the current Small Screens editor for The Big Issue and Kill Your Darlings’ 2022 New Critic. Her work can be found in publications such as The Guardian, ArtReview, Filmmaker, Voiceworks, Meanjin and more. She is one of eight screenwriters for the film Here Out West (Opening Night Film, SFF 2021).

Saturday 18 June
4.15-5.15pm AEST

Critics’ Corner

These writers look at the role of the critic, how to engage with works thoroughly and thoughtfully, and the implications and impacts of cultural criticism.