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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Ju Bavyka

Ju Bavyka is a writer and interdisciplinary artist living in Sydney on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples. They write, publish, collaborate and exhibit from a queer migrant perspective. Ju’s writing has been published in un Magazine, Runway Journal and Liminal. They participated in the Firstdraft Writers Program in 2021 and self-published the poetry collection the moment you realise what you don’t have to be in 2022. They have cultural ties to Kazakhstan and Germany and are a member of artist- and non-artist-run space Frontyard Projects in Marrickville, Sydney.

Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 24 June

Frayed at the ends

Weaving language, labour and spirit, two poets expose the intersections and splinters that arise when two perspectives are made to share the same space.