Sumudu Samarawickrama is from Werribee. Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Overland, Meanjin and the Lifted Brow. She co-produced Sidekicked 2017 Melbourne Fringe Category Award Winner ‘Best Words and Ideas’. She was a Witness Performance New Critic in 2018. She wants to use art to powerfully challenge the status quo of the structures that underpin our society. As part of FCAC’s West Writer’s Group, she is interested in how anger can be a tool towards community. She is on a journey to decolonise her soul.
Her first chapbook, Utter the Thing, is published by Vagabond Press as part of its deciBels 3 project.
She is currently writing a collection of surrealistic sci-fi, and trying to write a play.
2018 Emerging Writers’ Festival Edition
Emma Marie Jones, Odette Kelada, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Marjon Mossammaparast
Ten Stories of Melbourne
Tony Birch, Jane Rawson, Alice Pung, Sumudu Samarawickrama, Jennifer Down, Moreno Giovannoni, Eloise Grills, Andy Griffiths, Alexis Wright, Patricia Cornelius
Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: The Awkward Stage
Izzy Roberts-Orr, Aïsha Trambas, Vidya Rajan, Kat Clarke, Ahmed Yussuf, Sumudu Samarawickrama