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Hot Desk Edition #3


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At summer’s cusp, it’s not just the weather that’s getting warmer. As their residencies draw to a close – and their creative goals draw nearer (we hope!) – our latest gang of Hot Desk Fellows will dribble down to The Moat to share early excerpts and insights from their projects.

Join Ingrid Baring, Bobuq Sayed, Alexandra Collier, Jane Howard, Lorelei Vashti, Grace De Morgan and Mindy Gill as they read from exciting new works of diasporic poetry, plays, family memoir, critical essays and queer fiction.


Ingrid Baring

Ingrid Baring is a Melbourne writer, performer and poet. Currently she is working on her manuscript, White Safa – a memoir that investigates the legacy of her early childhood in apartheid South Africa. Ingrid’s writing has been published in the Victorian Writer, Womankind and My Buffer Guest, ... Read more

Bobuq Sayed

Bobuq Sayed is a writer, multidisciplinary artist and community organiser of the Afghan diaspora. They coordinate an LGBTIQA+ mentoring program at Queerspace, they are the 2019 guest editor of Un Magazine and, in a former life, they edited the online and print arms of Archer Magazine, Australia... Read more

Alexandra Collier

Alexandra Collier is the author of a new memoir about becoming a solo mother by choice, Inconceivable: Heartbreak, Bad Dates and Finding Solo Motherhood. She is an award-winning writer who has written for theatre, screen and print. Her writing has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and T... Read more

Grace De Morgan

Grace De Morgan is a freelance writer and playwright. She has written for ATYP, Bondi Feast, Good News Week, Junkee,, Old Fitz Theatre, Playwriting Australia, Seizure, Sydney Morning Herald and The Roast. She is currently under commission with Penguin Random House. ... Read more

Mindy Gill

Mindy Gill’s poems have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Hecate, Mascara Literary Review, Island Magazine, Award Winning Australian Writing and elsewhere. She has won the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, and has been shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and the Queensland Premier’s Y... Read more

Lorelei Vashti

Lorelei Vashti is the author of Dress Memory: A Memoir of My Twenties in Dresses (2014) and How to Choose Your Baby’s Last Name (2016). Her writing has been included in Best Australian Comedy Writing (2016), Mothermorphosis (2015), and the Women of Letters book series. She co-curates the Wom... Read more

Jane Howard

Jane Howard is a contributing editor at Kill Your Darlings, and a freelance arts journalist, critic and researcher with a focus on performance. Her work has appeared in publications including ABC Arts Online, RealTime, Meanjin and Junkee, and her experimental criticism projects have been su... Read more


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