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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Julia Rose Bąk

Julia Rose Bąk is a queer, Māori-Polish writer, researcher, organiser and abolitionist who grew up in Boorloo and now resides in Narrm. Julia’s writing touches on themes such as access, interdependence, care, collective healing and collective liberation, as well as their experience growing up with complex chronic illness. Julia is a 2022 Hot Desk Fellow and their work can be read in Overland, Bitch Media, Archer, and others.