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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Theo Ferris

Theo Ferris is a word-user living and working on unceded Wurundjuri country. Their poetry and other writing is interested in asking a lot of questions, cajoling form, and perturbing language in pursuit of some expressional breathing room. Their work has previously appeared in Voiceworks and on some very small soap boxes.

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?