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Sam George-Allen’s new book, Witches: What Women Do Together, is about formidable female collaborations. Kate Richards’s poetic debut novel, Fusion, tells the story of conjoined twins. Alice Robinson’s The Glad Shout explores motherhood and the struggles women face in difficult times, and Sophie Tegan Gardiner’s piece is a work of fiction called ‘Good Milk’ from the most recent issue of Voiceworks, ‘Flare’.

Hear four very talented and very different writers read from their new work. What do women want? How do they survive? And how do they work together to make magic happen?  

Readings will be our bookseller for this event.


Sam George-Allen

Sam George-Allen is a writer and musician based in Tasmania. Her work has been published in the Lifted Brow, LitHub, Scum, Kill Your Darlings, Stilts, Overland and the Suburban Review, among others. She has been shortlisted for the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award, the Scribe Non-Fiction Prize for Young... Read more

Kate Richards

Kate Richards is a writer of fiction, narrative nonfiction and poetry. She has a medical degree with honours and works part-time in medical research in Melbourne. Kate is the author of the critically acclaimed Madness: a memoir and the Penguin Special Is there no place for me? ... Read more

Alice Robinson

Alice Robinson grew up in Parkville and Wallan. She earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne and a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research. Alice’s debut novel, Anchor Point (Affirm Press, 2015)... Read more

Stella Charls

Stella is the Wheeler Centre’s Programming Coordinator. An emerging arts manager and event producer, Stella was previously the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Readings, and the Festival Manager for the National Young Writers’ Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of young and innova... Read more

Sophie Tegan Gardiner

Sophie Tegan Gardiner is a writer and editor originally from Aotearoa. Their work has previously been published in Going Down Swinging, Starling and Meanjin, among others. They are an online editor at Going Down Swinging, and a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for 2022. ... Read more


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