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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Maki Morita

Maki Morita is a Japanese-Australian writer and performance-maker on unceded Wurundjeri country. Recent projects include dance piece (live art, Labour Lexica exhibition, Linden New Art, 2022), Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise (fortyfivedownstairs 2022, Theatre Works 2023), and Club Nite (dramaturg, Miscellania, 2022). They are a 2022 Wheeler Centre Playwright Hot Desk Fellow and have appeared in events including National Young Writers Festival, Feminist Book Week and Yardstick. Her writing has also appeared or is forthcoming in Mascara Literary Review, Cordite, Portside Review & more. Maki graduated with a Master of Theatre (writing) from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Saturday 24 June, 8pm

Closing Night: Celestial Bodies

See the festival off with us in true extravagance, gala-style, and witness a dreamy line-up of well-loved writers, artists and inter-galactic DJS.