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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Ryan Prehn

Ryan is a Worimi fella, a “kind of” writer / a tone-deaf poet, more a fisher than a biter / been a research assistant and persistent masquerade / long-time student and lifelong resident of the “so much potential” stockade / I’m just waiting on some paperwork, waiting for your stamp / then I can finally go to the “this one has value” camp / as the fisher who sits feels the champ at his bit / I’ll land another mask wear to wear, more uncomfortable; never fits.