New name. New July–December course program. What better way to celebrate our transformation into Writing NSW and six months of upcoming courses than with a night of new voices?
Join us at Lazy Bones in Marrickville on Thursday 7 June for readings from Early Career Writer Grant recipients Jarrah Dundler, Alana Hicks, Shankari Chandran, Drew Rooke, and Kerri Shying, and the recipient of the 2018 NSW Writer’s Fellowship, Stephen Pham, plus prizes and the reveal of our program.
Kicks-off at 6.30pm. Free entry!
Shankari Chandran worked as a lawyer in the social justice field for over a decade. In 2017, she published her first two novels. Song of the Sun God (Perera-Hussein Publishing House) was short-listed for the Fairway National Literary Award (Sri Lanka, 2018). The Barrier (Pan Macmillan Australia) has been short-listed for the Norma K Hemming Award (2018) for speculative […]
Jarrah Dundler was raised in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Since completing his arts degree at Griffith University he’s worked as a grant writer, pizza-chef, uni tutor, barista, and a stonemason’s labourer. His debut novel Hey Brother, about the challenges faced by a teenage boy when his brother returns from war, was selected for a Byron Writers […]
Drew Rooke is a Sydney-based author and journalist. His work deals primarily with contemporary Australian political and cultural issues, and has appeared in The Saturday Paper, Meanjin, Neighbourhood, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Drew was a finalist in the 2015 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers. One Last Spin: the power and peril of the pokies is his first book.
Alana Hicks is a Papua New Guinean-Australian digital content maker living in Sydney. A published poet, she has worked on a variety of projects from short films and documentaries to web sketch comedy and theatre. As a web series producer and writer, she has spearheaded The Kvetch Set Sketch Collective’s three online season, and several […]
Stephen Pham is a Vietnamese-Australian writer from Cabramatta. He is a member of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. Stephen’s short stories and essays have appeared in Overland, Meanjin, Griffith Review, SBS Life, and Sydney Review of Books. In 2017, Stephen received the Create NSW Writers’ Fellowship to develop his debut novel, Vietnamatta.
Kerri Shying belongs to the Wiradjuri people and is of Chinese / Australian ancestry. A life of slow work with hidden people has given her respect for the small stories the hard places. She has published in the Roland Robinson Awards, and appears in the Women of Words series with Papatuanuku Press, Hunter Writers Centre, […]
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