As part of this year’s Next Big Thing series, we’ve been holding special Hot Desk editions throughout the year – featuring writers in the midst of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships.
In November, come and hear works in progress from our final intake of writers for 2016: Hiroki Kobayashi, Vidya Rajan, Lou Smith, Fiona Spitzkowsky, Veronica Sullivan, Eloise Grills, Fury and Lilit Thwaites. Find out more about the projects they’re completing during their Fellowships right here.
Veronica is the Wheeler Centre’s Head of Programming. She is the chair of the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Fellowship. Previously, she was a board member and Program Manager of the Feminist Writers Festival, Prize Manager of the Stella Prize, and Online Editor of Kill Your Darlings. Ver... Read more
Bjork once said ‘you shouldn’t let poets lie to you’, but Fury writes poetry, which is a sort of lie, albeit the fun-for-everyone kind. Fury has written a book called I Don’t Understand How Emotions Work. It is a very good book; soft and tricky, like leaning your face against your fa... Read more
Hiroki is the Wheeler Centre’s Special Projects Coordinator. He has previously worked in a variety of roles for organisations including the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and Malthouse Theatre. As a writer Hiroki has presented ... Read more
Lou Smith is a poet, researcher and editor. Her writing has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies both in Australia and overseas including Wasafiri, Overland, Caribbean Quarterly, Moko Magazine and Mascara Literary Review. Her first collection of poetry, r... Read more
Fiona Spitzkowsky is a writer, editor and theatre-maker. She has worked as a producer for Attic Erratic, creative producer for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and assistant producer for the Festival of Live Art at Arts House. In the past she has directed Taming of the Shrew (MUSC, 2015) a... Read more
Lilit Žekulin Thwaites is an award-winning, Spanish-to-English, literary translator, specialising in the work of women writers. She won the inaugural Multicultural NSW Early Career Translator Prize at the 2015 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, and a 2016 grant from the Melbourne UN... Read more
Vidya Rajan is an award-winning writer for screen and stage, performance-maker and comedian. She has a Masters in Writing (VCA) and has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Festival’s Director’s Lab Program and Screen Australia’s Developing ... Read more
Eloise Grills is an award-winning visual essayist, a poet, educator and memoir editor for Scum Magazine. She was recently awarded the 2018 Woollahra Digital Literary Prize for Nonfiction for her Scum Magazine column, Diary of a Post-Teenage Girl, and The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fiction... Read more
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