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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Heidi Everett

Heidi Everett is a writer, award winning multidisciplinary artist, independent producer, mental health and neurodivergent advocate based in Melbourne/on Wurundjeri Country. Heidi is founder and director of Schizy Inc and Qualia Theatre, empowering lived experience story reclamation through the arts. Heidi’s memoir about complex trauma and healing, My Friend Fox is widely available (Ultimo Press). Heidi recently received the Victorian Government Disability Volunteer award, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council Human Rights award for her work in championing the rights of people with mental health disability, and Qualia received the Melbourne Fringe Access and Inclusion award.