First Friday, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry.
In August, we invited you to our online event with Varuna Creative Director Amy Sambrooke and Executive Director Veechi Stuart.
Each year, over 200 writers participate in residencies and professional development programs at Varuna, the National Writer’s House. In conversation with Writing NSW CEO Jane McCredie, Amy and Veechi discussed Varuna’s opportunities and events for writers, the upcoming Writing NSW Varuna Fellowships, and what it is that makes Varuna such a beloved literary institution.
Amy Sambrooke is the Creative Director at Varuna. She has worked in the cultural sector throughout her career, including 8 years at the Whitlam Institute, developing school and community programs and managing communications, marketing and outreach for the Institute’s public policy work and high-profile events program. Amy has also worked as a producer for several programs at 702 ABC Sydney as well as in commercial radio, and has reported for Triple J and ABC Darwin. She has also worked as an arts publicist and media trainer.
Veechi Stuart is the Executive Director of Varuna, The National Writers House. Veechi’s career has taken her on many adventures, including working as a journalist, writer, editor, publisher and business consultant. Before working at Varuna, Veechi worked as a columnist at the Sydney Morning Herald and as Publishing Manager for Woodslane Press. She is the author of over a dozen non-fiction titles, including bushwalking guides for both the Blue Mountains and Sydney.
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