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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Jo Newman

Jo Newman is a chronically ill Yamatji writer from Boorloo (Perth). They’ve been writing since childhood, but have the attention span of a gnat, so they mostly write short memoir and flash fiction. When they’re not reading or writing, you can find Jo napping with their dog and cat, or re-watching their fave horror movies on Netflix.