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Hot Desk Edition (November)

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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.

Featuring

Portrait of Veronica Sullivan
Veronica Sullivan

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

Fury

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 Kobayashi

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

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

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 Thwaites

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

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

Eloise Grills is an award-winning writer, comics artist, poet and critic. Her work has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies including Meanjin, The Saturday Paper, The Rumpus, Going Down Swinging, Kill Your Darlings, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted Brow and Borderless. She... Read more

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176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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