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Vignettes: The EWF Podcast is an audio readings series from the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Each season, we release five themed episodes featuring emerging writers from across Australia sharing new work across genres and forms.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences.

This podcast was produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge that First Nations Peoples are the first storytellers of this land, and that their sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respects to Elders past and present, and to the Elders of the lands that this podcast reaches.

Find out more at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/vignettes-the-ewf-podcast/

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Vignettes: The EWF Podcast is an audio readings series from the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Each season, we release five themed episodes featuring emerging writers from across Australia sharing new work across genres and forms.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. We exist to develop, nurture and promote Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences.

This podcast was produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge that First Nations Peoples are the first storytellers of this land, and that their sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respects to Elders past and present, and to the Elders of the lands that this podcast reaches.

Find out more at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au/vignettes-the-ewf-podcast/

    Episode 3 - Motherhood

    Episode 3 - Motherhood

    For today’s episode, Tabitha Lean, Ella Baxter and Gabriella Munoz will share readings themed around motherhood.

    We’ll hear one mother reflect on the pain of being separated from her daughter while in prison; a mother trying to talk about the pandemic with her children, and a new mother’s first days after giving birth in lockdown.

    Tabitha Lean is a Gunditjmara woman, storyteller, poet and abolition activist, and we feel really lucky to have her on Vignettes today. You can find more of her writing at therevolutionware.com or through her Twitter at @haveachattabs.

    Gabriella Munoz is a Mexican-Australian award-winning writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. Her essays and translations have been published in The Victorian Writer, Mascara Literary Review, Istor, the Sydney Morning Herald and many other places. She writes about migration, motherhood, adoption and popular culture.

    Ella Baxter is a writer and artist living in Melbourne. Her debut novel, New Animal was released in March this year. She is currently working on her second novel, Woo Woo.

    The open artist call-out for the 2022 Emerging Writers’ Festival is now open. You can apply to be part of the festival via our website at emergingwritersfestival.org.au

    This podcast was audio produced by Joe Buchan, and our theme music was created by Thu Care.

    • 21 min
    Season 3, Episode 2: Body Language

    Season 3, Episode 2: Body Language

    In this episode, Oliver Reeson, Mia Nie and Tori Hobbs share readings on the theme Body Language.

    These artists reflect on bodies in pain and bodies in pleasure; what it means to inhabit a body in transition and a body in illness. They will consider both the ordinariness and specialness, as well as the resistance, of living in their bodies.

    Oliver Reeson is an essayist and screenwriter. In 2021, they are one of the recipients of The Next Chapter Fellowship, mentored by Maria Tumarkin. They are also the co-creator and writer of SBS web series Homecoming Queens.

    You can read Oliver Reeson's essay ‘Body Language: on Kylie Minogue, Cancer and Coming Back to Life’ here: https://lithub.com/body-language-on-kylie-minogue-cancer-and-coming-back-to-life/

    Mia Nie is a Chinese-Australian comic artist, zine-maker, and award-nominated ex-poet. Her work explores the complexities, contradictions, and deeply felt desires of transgender subjectivity. She is passionate about understanding queer history and imagining queer futures. Mia is a recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s The Next Chapter 2020 Fellowship, and is currently working on her first graphic novel.

    Tori Hobbs is a queer, non-binary, disabled, low-income, Burgher writer and care worker living on Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri land. Tori hopes to invest their personal and professional experiences of ableism, care work, disability justice and its intersections into all that they do.

    Vignettes is produced by Millie Baylis and audio produced by Joe Buchan. Our theme music was created by Thu Care and the artwork is by Molly Hunt. You can find out more about the team behind this podcast and the artists featured, as well as access a transcript of the episode, on the EWF website – at emergingwritersfestival.org.au

    This podcast was produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We acknowledge that First Nations Peoples are the first storytellers of this land, and that their sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay respects to Elders past and present, and to the Elders of the lands that this podcast reaches.

    • 24 min
    Season 3, Episode 1: Land Back

    Season 3, Episode 1: Land Back

    Sissy Austin and Dakota Feirer share readings on the theme Land Back, for our first episode of Vignettes Season 3: Spring.

    Sissy Austin is a Gunditjmara, Keerray Wurrung, Peek Wurrung and Djab Wurrung woman, and a community advocate for grassroots change. Sheis a grounded 27-year-old Aboriginal woman and she believes strongly in the power of Aboriginal voices and stories creating grassroots change in communities. Sissy has a history of advocacy, campaigning, community organising and navigating the intensity of Aboriginal politics and she is consistently advocating for self-determination to be the driving principle in all that she does. Sissy also has a personal blog called ‘Silent No More’ and has written articles for various outlets.

    For this episode, Sissy reads a piece about the destruction of a sacred tree on Djab Wurrung country – you can find the original piece published in the Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/27/the-destruction-of-a-sacred-tree-on-djab-wurrung-country-has-broken-our-hearts

    Dakota Feirer is a Bundjalung man living upon Dharawal and Yuin Lands. As a young poet, Dakota has performed for live audiences including Yours and Owls Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Dakota’s body of work consists of poems, stories and reflections that critically engage with intergenerational trauma, gender, spirit and healing; all of which informed the methodology of his recent thesis which explored Indigenous cultural sovereignty in the 21st century. Dakota is carving out a path as an independent researcher, educator and advocate for healing country and First Nations communities through art and storytelling.

    As mentioned in the episode, we encourage you to check out Pay the Rent at paytherent.net.au and the Dhadjowa foundation at https://dhadjowa.com.au

    This podcast was audio produced by Joe Buchan. Our theme music was created by Thu Care, and our artwork is by Molly Hunt. You can find out more about the team behind this podcast and the artists featured, as well as access a transcript of the episode, on the EWF website – at emergingwritersfestival.org.au

    • 21 min
    Vignettes: The EWF Podcast - Season 3 Trailer

    Vignettes: The EWF Podcast - Season 3 Trailer

    Vignettes, the EWF storytelling podcast, is back for its third season: Spring. From November, we’ll be sharing brand new audio stories from emerging writers across the continent. With readings spanning genres, forms and themes, the podcast will feature personal essays, poetry and short stories on everything from mothering to the politics of food.

    We hope these episodes will provide you with new worlds to escape into and new ways to reflect on the world we’re living in.

    Find and subscribe to Vignettes: The EWF Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, and find out more at https://emergingwritersfestival.org.au

    • 1 min
    #EWF21: Dis-belonging Bodies: When Does Your Body Feel Like It Belongs To You? by Maddie Godfrey

    #EWF21: Dis-belonging Bodies: When Does Your Body Feel Like It Belongs To You? by Maddie Godfrey

    Listen in as Maddie Godfrey reads their poem 'When Does Your Body Feel Like It Belongs To You?'. This was created for the Emerging Writers' Festival 2021, as a part of the series 'Dis-belonging Bodies'.

    • 2 min
    Vignettes - Season 2: Autumn, Episode 5 - Water

    Vignettes - Season 2: Autumn, Episode 5 - Water

    Life, death, healing, hydrating, water is all these things - symbolically and literally - and so much more.

    In this final episode of our Autumn Season of Vignettes, we have invited Natalie Cromb, Hineani Roberts, Nikki Viveca to share with us their thoughts on waves and whirlpools and waterways.

    Let's dive in...

    • 23 min

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