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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Emily Sun

Emily Sun is an emerging writer who lives and works on the unceded lands of the Noongar Whadjuk people. Her works have been published in various anthologies and journals including Meanjin, Cordite, Westerly, and Growing up Asian in Australia. She was runner-up in the Deborah Cass Prize in 2018, and her debut poetry collection Vociferate was released in 2021 by Fremantle Press. The book was recently awarded a Highly Commended in The Kenneth Slessor Prize  (NSW Premier’s Literary Prize) and shortlisted in the WA Premier’s Book Award for Emerging Writers. She is currently working on her second poetry collection.

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?