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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Oliver Reeson

Oliver Reeson is an essayist and screenwriter. In 2021 they were one of the recipients of the Next Chapter Fellowship, and mentored by Maria Tumarkin. Their work has appeared in publications such as Overland, Meanjin, Autostraddle, Literary Hub, and The Saturday Paper. In 2018 they co-created and wrote the SBS web series Homecoming Queens.

Saturday 18 June
4.15-5.15pm AEST

Critics’ Corner

These writers look at the role of the critic, how to engage with works thoroughly and thoughtfully, and the implications and impacts of cultural criticism.