Emerging voices: The new writers of Western Sydney

14 September 2022 - 14 September 2022 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Centenary Auditorium
Hear exciting new perspectives from some of Australia’s emerging literary voices coming out of Western Sydney. Join us for a special panel of four new writers emerging from Sydney’s west, as they discuss the themes and issues that motivate their writing. Hear excerpts from their work - and witness a sneak peek at tomorrow's next bestsellers!

Join us in the Members Lounge after the panel to continue the conversations. Food and beverage available for purchase.

J. Marahuyo is a Filipino-Australian emerging poet currently residing on Wangal land who incorporates Filipino folk tales into her writing that explores themes of childhood trauma, mental health and dysfunctional family dynamics as well as the mystifying complexities of everyday moments.

Michael Stoneburner is a gay non-binary Penrith City based author where they do a lot of their writing. They’ve written about the impact of being non-binary in a binary world and incorporating an authentic queer voice in their fictional and non-fictional writings.

Emma O’Neill-Sandham is a former journalist, WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellow and a proud ‘westie’ whose work focuses on her interest in working-class narratives and finding beauty in the ordinary.

Samara Lo is the recipient of the 2021 Copyright Agency-WestWords Fellowship and 2020 WestWords Emerging Writer's Residency at Varuna House. Samara’s recent works focus on friendship, family relationships, cultural ties and the diaspora experience with fantastical settings.

This is a partnership project with WestWords

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