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CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Speaking Engagements Authors

Ben Brooker

Genres: Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Theatre,

Availability: Assessments, Mentoring, Readings, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, and Daily Review. Ben was a featured playwright at the Emerging Writers’ Festival Adelaide Roadshow in September 2014, and at the National Play Festival in Adelaide […]

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Valerie Volk

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Valerie Volk is the award winning author of four books: In Due Season, a collection of poems, (CALEB Poetry Prize 2010) , a verse novel called A Promise of Peaches, and a dark and twisted modern version of Grimms’ stories, Even Grimmer Tales. Her fourth book, Passion Play – the […]

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Jill Schedneck

Genres: Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Travel, Women's,

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Jillian Schedneck lived in the United Arab Emirates for two years, teaching English literature and creative writing at universities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She is the author of the memoir Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights, published by Pan Macmillan in 2012. Her work has also appeared in Australian and American literary […]

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Robert Moore

Genres: Australiana, Erotic, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Picture Books, Young Adult,

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Robert Moore grew up on a hop and raspberry farm in New Norfolk, Tasmania and has taught in primary and secondary schools in Australia and the U. K.  He attended Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in London in 1974 ‐1975 and has worked as a teacher, actor and […]

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Rosanne Hawke

Genres: Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Picture Books,

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Rosanne Hawke is a children’s author who lives near Kapunda. Her books include Taj and the Great Camel Trek, Marrying Ameera, The Keeper, Soraya the Storyteller and Yardil. Many of her books have been ‘notable’ or shortlisted in Australian awards. Across the Creek won the Cornish Holyer an Gof Award. […]

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Satish Gupta

Genres: Crime, Romance, Thriller,

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Satish Gupta was born in India and educated in India, England and the United States. He has also lived in Europe. He now calls Adelaide, Australia, home. He has a doctorate and works in the field of environment and planning. His next novel ‘Land of the Lost Contentment’ is about […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

Genres: Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Travel, Young Adult,

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Jane Turner Goldsmith, Adelaide Author, Books and Publishing

Jane Turner Goldsmith is a writer, psychologist and teacher. Her novel Poinciana (Wakefield Press, 2006) was shortlisted for a Commonwealth Prize. She has published short stories, poetry, flash pieces and children’s fiction and edited a non-fiction anthology of adoption stories. She has worked as a content writer for the Black […]

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David Mortimer

Genres: Poetry,

Availability: Readings, Speaking Engagements,

  David Mortimer writes poetry to speak aloud and carry in the mind. His collection Magic Logic (Puncher & Wattmann 2012) is called ‘a delightful book’ by Judith Beveridge, who commends ‘the sense of wonder’, ‘the imaginative play’ and ‘the vigour of the syntax’. Steve Evans talks of the ‘spacious […]

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Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Film/TV, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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  Bill is an award-winning writer/performer of stories, songs and plays. He’s a teacher and mentor through TAFE SA plus runs workshops in schools and communities. His first collection of stories, Beckom Pop. 64, was published in 1988, Old Yanconian Daze (1995), Looking for Dad, (1998). Then came Great Flying […]

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Anne Bartlett

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Women's,

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Anne Bartlett grew up in rural South Australia and studied English and Drama at Flinders University. She has worked variously as editor, ghostwriter, humour columnist, biographer, feature, and children’s writer, and taught creative writing at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide. Her children’s book The Aboriginal Peoples of Australia […]

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Allayne Webster

Genres: Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Young Adult,

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Allayne Webster is a Children’s/Young Adult Author. Allayne’s first YA novel, ‘Our Little Secret’, was longlisted for a Golden Inky, and her second publication, ‘Barnesy’, a junior fiction novel illustrated by Tom Jellett, was selected for the Premier’s Reading Challenges across Australia. Allayne’s second YA novel, ‘Stresshead’, was released to […]

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Alan Tucker

Genres: Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Young Adult,

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Alan Tucker is a previous winner of the CBC Book of the Year, nonfiction award for his illustrated book, Iron in the Blood. Since winning that award he has concentrated on writing historical fiction based on Australian history: the Bombing of Darwin, Cyclone Tracy and Atomic Testing in SA. His […]

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