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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Shannon May Powell

Shannon May Powell is a poet, artist and somatic experiencing facilitator based on sovereign Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country. Their practice explores gender and sexuality with poetry, performance, video and photography. While they studied writing and philosophy at university, their practice is grounded in the body and is socially activated by the people and places that they collaborate with.

Wednesday 21 June, 9pm

Distraction & it’s (Dis)contents

In an attention economy where textual engagement is constantly subject to the news cycle, the fragment, virality and the scroll, what is it to be distracted, and what makes it compelling?