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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Janine Mikosza

Janine Mikosza is a writer with a background in visual art and a PhD in sociology. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, The Best Australian Essays, and Meanjin. Her debut memoir, Homesickness, was published in 2022 by Ultimo Press. Widely praised as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘utterly original’, and listed as one of The Guardian’s 25 Best Australian books of 2022, Homesickness is a conversation between two versions of Janine. With words and illustrations, she revisits her many childhood homes and explores the myriad ways a child’s trauma lives on in an adult body.

Friday 16 June, 10am

Masterclass: Memoir

A masterclass all about memoir. From reading it to writing it!