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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Tabitha Lean

Tabitha (or as her ancestors know her, Budhin Mingaan) is a Gunditjmara storyteller, poet and abolition activist, born and raised on Kaurna yerta. Having spent almost two years in Adelaide Women’s Prison and a total of 18 months on Home Detention, before and after the jail experience, she argues that the criminal punishment system is a brutal and often deadly colonial frontier for her people and is now committed to working towards total abolition of the prison industrial complex. She believes that until we abolish the system and redefine community, health, safety and justice; her people will not be safe.

Wednesday 22 June
7.30-8.30pm AEST

EWF X Rosa Press: We Want Everything

In this EWF X event, Rosa Press features writers whose work is forthcoming in their second pamphlet series.