Jessica Zhan Mei Yu is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. Her writing has been published in Best Australian Poems, Overland, Yen, The Sydney Morning Herald, The White Review and more. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Literature Award in the Unpublished Manuscript category. Her debut novel, But the Girl will be published by Jonathan Cape (UK) and Penguin Random House (Australia) on August 1, 2023. Her essay collection, All the Stain is Tender will follow with the same publishers.
Friday 23 June, 2PM
2023 marks Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary of international recognition. Join these artists for a deeply compelling conversation about the ties between music, culture and literature.
Monday 19 June, 2pm
Transform your intimate erotic prose into a spoken declaration of desire with Dinner Party Press and Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 24 June
Take a walk around Melbourne in the company of four storytellers using refrains of infrastructure, history, and memory to guide their routes.