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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Monique Nair

Monique Nair is Naarm based writer and editor of Indian-Italian-Polish heritage exploring diaspora experiences, language, coming of age narratives and questions of identity and meaning. Working with Mascara Literary Review, she is currently co-editing Mascara’s first print anthology to be published with Ultimo Press. She is part of the West Writers program with Footscray Community Arts and collaborates with Mind Blowing Films/Indian Film Festival Melbourne on international film projects. She has been published with Peril, The Indian Weekly and RMIT Feature Stories.