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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Julie Janson

Julie is a Burruberongal woman of Darug Aboriginal nation. She is a novelist, playwright, and poet. Her newest novel: “Madukka the River Serpent” UWA Publishing, an Indigenous crime novel. “Benevolence” published by Magabala 2020 – published by Harper Collins in USA and UK August 2022 – shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award 2022; nominated NIB Literary Award 2020 and the Voss Literary Award 2020.
Virtual Reality screenplay “There Exists” British Museum.
Currently working on sequel historical novel “Benevolence”. The new novel “Compassion”.
She is co-recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize 2016 and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize 2019.