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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Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Lou Garcia-Dolnik an emerging poet and lyric essayist living and working on sovereign Gadigal Country. Their writing has been awarded Second Prize in Overland’s Judith Wright Poetry Prize, a place on the shortlist for the 2020 Blake Prize, 2021 Val Vallis Awards, 2022 LIMINAL Non-Fiction Prize, 2022 Kat Muscat Fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets University Prize from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021. They are the 2023 recipient of the Australian Poetry/NAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship.

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.