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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Gemma Mahadeo

Gemma Mahadeo moved to Australia in 1987. Their written work and multimedia work has been published nationally, both online and in print. They are a founding member of The Disabled QBIPOC Collective, along with CB Mako, Hannah Morphy-Walsh, and Pauline Vetuna. When not writing, they occasionally make music, drink lots of tea and beer, and fuss over cats.