Jinghua Qian (ey/eir/em) works across verse, prose, audio and television, often returning to the same concerns: art, queerness, history, China, diaspora and desire. Eir work appears in The Monthly, The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Overland, Meanjin, and on ABC TV’s China Tonight. Born in Shanghai, ey now lives in Melbourne’s west, on the land of the Kulin nations.
Monday 19 June, 6:30pm
Discover new works and celebrate fresh writing talent in a special Emerging Writers’ Festival edition of the Wheeler Centre’s much-loved Next Big Thing readings series.
Saturday 17 June, 1:45pm
Find out the must-haves for delivering a great pitch and the pitfalls to avoid. This session will provide the guidance of a publishing industry leader to help whip your pitch into perfect shape.
Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 24 June
Weaving language, labour and spirit, two poets expose the intersections and splinters that arise when two perspectives are made to share the same space.