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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Jinghua Qian

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.