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 innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms.
Drawn to both programming and operations, with a particular interest in education and support for young creatives, she has worked for Teach for Australia, Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival. She really likes festivals.
Stella has a BA in Philosophy, Political Science and Literature and a Diploma of Italian from the University of Melbourne, but has definitely learnt more useful things working on the floor as a both a front of house manager and a bookseller for Readings since 2012.
Real Talk Edition
Stella Charls, Justin Heazlewood, Paul Verhoeven, Katherine Collette, Madison Griffiths
Hot Desk Edition #3
Stella Charls, Fiona Murphy, Jem Tyley-Miller, Alistair Baldwin, Rachel Ang, Georgina Harriss, Shu-Ling Chua, Ella Skilbeck-Porter
Sam George-Allen, Kate Richards, Alice Robinson, Stella Charls, Sophie Tegan Gardiner
Secrets and Lies Edition
J.P. Pomare, Sonia Orchard, Nicola Redhouse, Stella Charls, Caitlin McGregor
Hot Desk Edition #1
Stella Charls, Vanessa Giron, Yvette Holt, Josefina Huq, Nimity James, Adalya Nash Hussein, Kaitlyn Plyley, Cher Tan, Thabani Tshuma