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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Ellen van Neerven

Ellen van Neerven is a Mununjali person living on Turrbal and Yagera land. They are the author of three books including Throat, Comfort Food and Heat and Light and recently co-edited, with Toby Fitch, Best of Australian Poems 2021.

Friday 17 June
6-7pm AEST


** SOLD OUT **

How does magic infuse itself into the written word and into the lives of writers? Hear poems from a line-up of artists weaving their practices of writing and magic together.