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
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?
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Sunday 19 June
Secretos de la Raíz – Innato: Performance & Conversation
Kathleen Gonzalez and Sermsah Bin Saad share their explorations – encapsulating heritage, spirit and soul as a symbol of Aboriginal cultural revival and resilience – in a performance and conversation.
Tuesday 21 June
Writing the West
Three writers will discuss their work, their views on place, community engaged art, and the importance of celebrating the western suburbs in their work.
Friday 17 June
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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.
Tuesday 21 June
Same River Twice: Exhibition Launch
Eleven artists reflect on what water, place, memories and inheritances can contain.
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