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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Kelly Bartholomeusz

Kelly Bartholomeusz (she/her) is a writer based in Melbourne on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people. She works across essay, film and poetry. Through her work she explores the impacts of capitalism, colonialism and extractivism on ways of thinking and being. Her writing is also influenced by the spiritual ecology movement, which seeks to reimagine the potential of human relationship with the more-than-human world.