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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Joshua Jon Lynch

Joshua Jon Lynch is a proud Ngaati Te Wehi poet and dancer exploring what it means to be in a body that is both flesh and story — colonised & coloniser; queer & straight; here & there. He has published written work in a variety of publications and is currently writing a poetry book for no more poetry. He has also co-curated and performed at MPavilion in Melbourne, Australia. Between 2018 – 2020 he completed two artist residency programs at the VARDA houseboat residency in Sausalito, California and has recently been invited to complete an artist residency at Pocoapoco in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Saturday 25 June
8pm-late AEST

Closing Night: Lie to Me

Farewell the festival for another year with a night of interactive readings.