New & emerging writers
Hot Desk Extract: Cultural Nomad
A selection of poems from Thabani Tshuma's Cultural Nomad, a collection exploring contemporary culture and addressing intersectionality, addiction, spirituality, generational trauma and relationships.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2019: Introducing the Fellows (round two)
Meet the second intake of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows, and take a peek at the projects they'll be working on.
The Next Big Thing
Fight or Flight Edition
What's worth fighting for? When do we switch sides, redraw the battle lines or concede defeat? And how are we altered by the fights of our lives? At July's Next Big Thing session we'll hear from four writers whose work is concerned with bruising confrontation – with nature, with politics and even in the boxing ring.
Alice Bishop's debut short…
The Next Big Thing
Hot Desk Edition #1
In this edition of the Next Big Thing, glimpse works-in-progress from our first intake of 2019 Hot Desk Fellows – fresh from ten weeks of work on their projects inside the Wheeler Centre.
Featuring new writing from Vanessa Giron, Yvette Holt, Josefina Huq, Nimity James, Adalya Nash Hussein, Kaitlyn Plyley, Cher Tan and Thabani Tshuma.
Rebecca Lim: ‘Don’t be afraid to have your story out there'
2018 Next Chapter mentor Rebecca Lim encourages anyone interested to apply for the scheme.
Double Booked Club
Sreedhevi Iyer and Jamie Marina Lau
In partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, we’re presenting two writers whose exceptional debut books were published in 2018.
Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and musician. Her first novel, Pink Mountain on Locust Island, won the 2018 Melbourne Prize for Literature Readings Residency Award and was shortlisted for the 2019 Stella Prize. It's an innovative work of fiction…
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