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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Lakshmi Kanchi

Lakshmi Kanchi/SoulReserve is a Western Australian poet of Indian descent. Her poetry explores love and its tumultuousness and fantasy and zest in nature. Her debut collection, Lakesong, was recently published by Centre for Stories. She is the recipient of 2021 Pocketry Prize for Unpublished Poets, and her poems were Highly Commended in Poetry d’Amour and Ros Spencer Poetry Prize at the 2022 Perth Poetry Festival. Lakshmi’s poetry has been featured in Social Alternatives, Portside Review, and Burrow Journal. She is the current Poet-in-Residence at The Wetlands Centre where she is working towards “making poetry accessible to everyone in the wider community”.

Monday 19 June, 6pm AWST

Green Leaves

What happens when the national book tours and thick royalty cheques don’t quite materialise? Join us to find out.