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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Penny Smits

Penny Smits is a writer, communications consultant, and ghostwriter based in Melbourne. Professionally, Penny supports clients in the travel and hospitality sectors through strategy, writing, and publicity services.
Penny has a diverse range of creative writing interests. Her areas of practice include poetry, short stories, memoir, and digital storytelling across a wide range of genres. Penny’s work has been featured in various mediums including print, online, and radio.

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.