Portrait of Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster

Lisa Dempster is the Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Previously Lisa has been Director/CEO of the Emerging Writers' Festival, and founder of its innovative online programming arm. In 2012 she curated an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Future Bookshop, which explored how Australians will be reading, writing and publishing in the future, and undertook an Asialink residency with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali.

Before getting into festivals Lisa was a writer, editor and small press publisher.