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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Jess Zanoni

Jess Zanoni is a writer and musician based in Naarm. She makes music in alt-rock band Arbes and in her solo project Kenza Noon. She is the current Program Coordinator of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Her work has appeared in The Age, Cordite Poetry Review, Voiceworks, The Victorian Writer and Beat Magazine, among others. Her 2022 pop-up literary radio show Spring Passage can be found in the online archives of 3RRR.

Tuesday 16 May

Program Launch: New Growth

Celebrate 20 years of Emerging Writers’ Festival, as the 2023 program is revealed.