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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Marion (Flo) Hood

Marion (Flo) Hood is a relation of Bessy Cameron (Flowers) c.1849-1895 who was moved from Albany, Western Australia to eastern Victoria in 1867. She’s a direct descendant of Bessy’s eldest daughter, Annie Magdalene, or Maggie, as she was affectionately known. Maggie was born at Ramahyuck Aboriginal Mission in 1869 and married Thomas Bryant in 1890. The couple had six children: Elizabeth (Bessy) (c. 1889–1922), Thomas Donald (c.1894–unknown), Roy (unknown), William Keith (c.1901–unknown), Muriel Winifred (c.1904– unknown) and Keith (c.1907; †1975).

Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm

HIBERNAL: under the moon

What better way to celebrate the winter solstice than listening to powerful tales around a fire? Rug up to commune beneath the moon on the longest night of the year for a night of aural storytelling.