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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Ruby Hillsmith

Ruby Hillsmith is a writer, editor and poet based in Melbourne, on Wurundjeri land. She was the 2020 Writeability poetry fellow at Writers Victoria and a 2020–21 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow. She aims to produce work that is the poetic equivalent of the smiling imp emoji.