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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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is the acclaimed author of Bodies of Light (2021), Pulse Points (2017) and Our Magic Hour (2016), published by Text. In 2017 and 2018, she was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Most recently, Bodies of Light was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction. She lives in Naarm (Melbourne).