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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Tiia Kelly

Tiia Kelly is a critic and essayist living in Naarm. Her writing on film and culture can be found in Meanjin, The Guardian, Overland, The Big Issue, Kill Your Darlings, and elsewhere. She is a 2022 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.

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?