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Matt Blackwood


Matt Blackwood is an award-winning writer and artist who has received commissions for his Locative Literature projects. He is fascinated with stories experienced and linked to the places where these stories are set, no matter how magnificent or mundane.

Matt’s passion for literature and place led to the creation of the Locative Literature platform MyStory, for which he received a City of Melbourne Laneway Commission. He received an Australian Poetry residency to create the speed dating narrative of 6Stories, an Australia Council Digital Writing grant to create a QR code made from thousands of recycled keyboard keys to activate 1Story at Federation Square, an Arts Centre Melbourne commission to create World War I inspired stories for LetterBox at Hamer Hall, and 2Stories was exhibited at NGV Studio as a part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

Matt’s latest project, 7Stories, is set along Swanston Street and the Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne during the 2013 Melbourne Writers’ Festival.

Matt is on Twitter as @MattyBlackwood. His website is

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