2016 winner of The Miles Franklin Literary Award, A.S. Patrić, and storytelling superstar Candy Royalle will join the recipients of the CAL WestWords Western Sydney Emerging Writers’ Fellowships: Joseph Chebatte, Tamar Chnorhokian and Eda Gunaydin for a night of storytelling, conversation and provocation. Come for a drink, a chat and a listen, and BYO your own material for the open mic which will be held after the event.

Free, no bookings. Drinks and light supper included.

 

Supported by the City of Parramatta, Western Sydney University, Copyright Agency Limited, WestWords, Crown Resorts, Packer Family Foundation.

Eda Gunaydin (Australian)

Eda Gunaydin

Eda Gunaydin is a Turkish-Australian writer and researcher interested in class, race and diaspora. Her essays and creative non-fiction can be found at Meanjin, Sydney Review of Books and The Lifted Brow. She has been shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award and the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize. She is currently Contributing Editor at Sydney Review of Books, and her debut essay collection Root and Branch was published this year.

Felicity Castagna (Australian)

Felicity Castagna

Felicity Castagna has published four novels for adults and young adults including her most recent book, Girls In Boy's Cars which won the 2022 VPLA for Young Adults . Her previous novel, No More Boats was a finalist in the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Awards and her YA novel The Incredible Here and Now received both The Prime Minister’s Award and The IBBY. She also writes for stage and radio, creates collaborative work for many festivals and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at WSU.