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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Veisinia Tonga

Veisinia Tonga is a Tongan Kakala artist and a Multidisciplinary Storyteller. Her art practice with Kakala (plant material) uses the traditional floral practices of Tonga/Pasifika, where meaning is drawn from the material used and mana is infused into the creations through the maker’s intentions. She is a co-founder of Pasifika Storytellers Collective. She takes her responsibility as a future knowledge holder earnestly and actively seeks understanding by sitting at the feet of her cultural elders. Veisinia was State Library Victoria Creative Fellow for 2022.

Thursday 22 June, 7:30pm

HIBERNAL: under the moon

What better way to celebrate the winter solstice than listening to powerful tales around a fire? Rug up to commune beneath the moon on the longest night of the year for a night of aural storytelling.