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Hot Desk Edition (September)

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As part of this year’s Next Big Thing series, you’ll find three special Hot Desk editions featuring writers in the midst of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships.

In September, come and hear works in progress from our second intake of writers for 2015. With Rebecca Butterworth, Emilie Collyer, Emma Marie Jones, Lian Low, Izzy Roberts-Orr and Jessica Yu. Find out more about the projects they’re completing during their Fellowships at wheelercentre.com.

Featuring

Rebecca Butterworth

Rebecca Whitehead is a freelance creative non-fiction and content writer. She has written for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, and various health magazines. She has received a UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature Travel Grant. She lives in Melbourne.

Emilie Collyer

Emilie Collyer writes plays, prose and poetry. Her writing has appeared in Cordite, Overland, the Lifted Brow, Kill Your Darlings and Aurealis, among others. Recent award winning and nominated plays include: Contest, Dream Home, The Good Girl (New York, Hollywood and Florida) and Once Were Pirates (... Read more

Lian Low

Lian Low writes across spoken word, fiction and creative non-fiction.  From 2009-2016, Lian was an editor and a board member of Peril Magazine. In 2015, Lian was a recipient of a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship and a City of Literature Travel Fund to travel to the Ubud Writers and Readers Festi... Read more

Izzy Roberts-Orr

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a poet, writer, broadcaster and arts worker based on Taungurung Country, and Digital Producer at Red Room Poetry. Izzy is a 2020-2021 recipient of the Australia Council Marten Bequest Scholarship for Poetry, and is currently completing a book of elegiac poetry, Raw Salt. ... Read more

Emma Jones

Emma Marie Jones is a Melbourne-based writer, 2015 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and 2016 Felix Meyer Scholar. She is the author of Something To Be Tiptoed Around, a work shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers in 2015 and due for release by Grattan Street Press in 2018. Emma... Read more

Jessica Yu

Jessica Yu (@jessicazmyu) is the recipient of the Young Writers Innovation Prize 2014 and founding editor of interactive narrativity website, Betanarratives. Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Best Australian Poems 2014, Cordite,&nb... Read more

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