Portrait of Meaghan Bell

Meaghan Bell

Meaghan has featured at many poetry reading events around Melbourne as well as working with the journals Going Down Swinging and Visible Ink. She was a part of the team producing the Visible Ink journal in 2011 and completed her study at RMIT (Professional Writing and Editing) the following year.

Meaghan’s writing often features narratives which reflect her ongoing obsessions with stories. She draws inspiration from a wide range of influences, from pop culture to ancient myths and legends. Her poem ‘Chandra Tal’ was published in Going Down Swinging Vol. 30 and the short story ‘The Turning Season’ received an honourable mention in a competition run by Swinburne University and Woorilla.

She has written for a Dora Garcia art installation at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and won the Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Prize for 2012 with her poem ‘Pollen––’.

In 2013 she wrote and performed ‘History in the Hearing’ in collaboration with Helen Lucas for Eltham Courthouse.

Meaghan is currently writing a spooky six-part TV series with three other writers as well as working on her Hot Desk Fellowship project called Future Summers. She has a fondness for cheese and likes to collect small things.