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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Sharlene Allsopp

Sharlene Allsopp was born and raised on unceded Bundjalung Country into the Olive mob. She has been published in the Growing Up Indigenous in Australia anthology on BlackWords, Griffith ReviewActs of Reckoning, Portside Review, Aniko press, and was the University of QLD’s Ford Memorial Poet of 2021. Her novel The Great Undoing is due for release in 2023 with Ultimo Press.