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Hot Desk Edition #1

In this edition of the Next Big Thing, glimpse works-in-progress from our first intake of 2018 Hot Desk Fellows – fresh from ten weeks of work on their projects inside the Wheeler Centre.

Featuring new writing from Amanda Anastasi, Ra Chapman, Triana Hernandez, Leah Jing McIntosh, Laura Jean McKay, Thuy On and Harry Reid.

 

Who?

Portrait of Amanda Anastasi

Amanda Anastasi

Amanda Anastasi is a Melbourne poet who has been published everywhere from the walls of Windsor’s Artists’ Lane to the Massachusetts Review in the US. Her debut poetry collection was 2012 and other poems and she recently co-authored The Silences (Eaglemont Press, 2016).  

Portrait of Ra Chapman

Ra Chapman

Ra is an actress, theatre maker and writer. She has recently been selected for the 2018 Cinespace/Film Victoria StoryLab Program, and was a member of the 2017 Besen Writers Group at Malthouse Theatre.

Portrait of Triana Hernandez

Triana Hernandez

Triana Hernandez is a music journalist, music video director and artist manager (Various Asses, Hexdebt). Triana's work consistently pushes for representation and opportunities for artists that challenge Australia’s white, straight and male-centric music industry. Her interviews with artists like Garreth Liddiard, Habits and Sevdaliza have been featured in publications including Noisey, iD and Swampland.

Portrait of Leah Jing McIntosh

Leah Jing McIntosh

Leah Jing McIntosh is a writer and photographer from Narrm/Melbourne. After completing her Masters in Literature at University College London, she founded Liminal magazine, a space for the interrogation, exploration and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience. 

Portrait of Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay

Laura Jean McKay writes about humans and other animals. She is the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc. 2013), a story collection that explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. Holiday in Cambodia has been shortlisted for three national book awards in Australia and her work has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing and The North American Review.  

Portrait of Thuy On

Thuy On

Thuy On is books editor of the Big Issue and a Melbourne-based freelance critic, editor, copywriter and manuscript assessor. 

 

Portrait of Harry Reid

Harry Reid

Harry Reid is a poet living in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Their work has appeared in Cordite and Voiceworks.

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The Next Big Thing

New and emerging writers often produce adventurous, experimental or honest work – with the lesser burden of expectation, habit and legacy allowing for more careful or bold ideas.

A Wheeler Centre stalwart, our Next Big Thing series showcases the best in fresh Australian writing – with a focus on a different genre each month. You’ll hear from future favourites, and discover new darlings while you enjoy a drink and a bite in the intimate surrounds of The Moat.

Why wait for everyone else to catch up? Find tomorrow’s literary stars today.

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