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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Mykaela Saunders

Mykaela Saunders is an award-winning Koori and Lebanese writer, teacher, community researcher and the editor of THIS ALL COME BACK NOW the world’s first anthology of blackfella speculative fiction (UQP). Her work has been widely published. Mykaela is a 2021 Next Chapter recipient, and has won the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, the National Indigenous Story Award, the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Prize for Nonfiction and the University of Sydney’s Sister Alison Bush Graduate Medal for Indigenous research. Of Dharug descent, and working-class and queer, Mykaela belongs to the Tweed Goori community.