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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Saraid Taylor

Saraid Taylor is a poet, novelist and athlete, living on Wurundjeri land. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, with a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts (Screenwriting). In 2022, her writing won the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Questions Writing Prize, and was shortlisted for the Djillong Short Story Competition, the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing, the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize and the Alan Marshall Short Story Award. Her debut novel FLINCH is forthcoming with UQP.

Tuesday 20 June, 1pm

Re-Forming the Field

Hear these sports-focused writers and artists explore pathways to sports writing, representation in sport storytelling, the creative possibilities in sport and how we can use sport to tell our stories.