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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Mek Yimam

Mek Yimam is a writer, poet, editor and student of professional writing and editing at RMIT. She is currently working on a magical realism manuscript and a series of adjacent but standalone comics that explore identity, migration, intergenerational trauma, and the wonders in the everyday. Her work has been published in The Big Issue.

Wednesday 14 June – Saturday 24 June

Wayward Trance

Six artists use illustration to zoom in on details, both remembered and imagined, marking geologies, mysticisms, repetitions and fragility.