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CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Poetry Authors

Charlie Archbold

Genres: Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Poetry, Young Adult,

Availability: Mentoring, School Visits, Speaking Engagements,

Charlie is an educator and writer. Her debut YA novel, Mallee Boys(2017), was a 2018 CBCA Honour book. Indigo Owl(2020) is a fast paced speculative fiction adventure. The Sugar Cane Kids and the Red Bottomed Boat, was shortlist for the Text Prize and will be out June 2022. Charlie is […]

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Tania Ingram

Genres: Childrens, Comedy, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Tania Ingram is a children’s author of picture books, poetry and novels, including the wickedly funny Jinny and Cooper series. She enjoys visiting schools and festivals, sharing her love of books and stories with fun and interactive presentations. When she is not writing or reading, you can find her playing […]

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Cecelia Hopkins (Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer)

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Historical, Horror, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's, Young Adult,

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the hyphenation of Cecelia’s birth and former married name. Cecelia writes poetry, fiction and literary criticism. Her MA project focused on H.P. Lovecraft while her M. Lett project investigated fairy tale motifs in 19th-Century literature. Cecelia has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals with various […]

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Barbara ( Anne) Martin (Elsa Brookfield)

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Food, Historical, Picture Books, Poetry, Travel,

Availability: Readings,

My name is Barbara (Anne) Martin also known as Barabra Anne Munday. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. I am a retired Registered Nurse/ Gerontic Practitioner/ Nursing Lecturer. I wrote and self published my first book called ‘A Jug full of Caring’ in 2008. I am now embarking on […]

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Sarah Lambert (Sarah Jane Justice)

Genres: Genre Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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In spoken word, Sarah Jane Justice competed at the Sydney Opera House as national finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam and has presented twice at Adelaide Writer’s Week. Her poetry and fiction have been published by Capsule Stories, The Bombay Review, and Eerie River Publishing, to name a few. […]

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verity laughton

Genres: Childrens, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Young Adult,

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Dr Verity Laughton is an award-winning Adelaide-based poet and playwright of more than 30 professionally produced works. Her work has been produced locally, nationally and internationally. Her most recent works are the verbatim theatre piece Long Tan, (Brink Productions, April 2017), published by Currency Press, and The Red Cross Letters, […]

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Caroline Reid

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Experimental, Film/TV, Humour, Poetry, Short Stories, Theatre, Women's,

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Mentorship areas: poetry, spoken word, short fiction, theatre, experimental Caroline Reid is an award-winning writer who works in multiple mediums and regularly performs her work. Her plays have been performed in international festivals, broadcast and published (Prayer to an Iron God, Currency Press 2010). Siarad, her debut collection of poetry […]

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Christina Soong

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Film/TV, Food, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel,

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Christina is an award-winning writer. She was co-editor of Adelaide university’s student newspaper, On Dit, in 1996. Afterwards, she worked in London, Leeds, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Shanghai in senior marketing/management roles and freelanced for magazines. Whilst on maternity leave, she started an award-winning food & travel blog, The Hungry […]

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Heather Taylor Johnson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Women's,

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Heather Taylor-Johnson’s second literary fiction novel, Jean Harley was Here, was short-listed for the Readings Prize for New Fiction, discussed on ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club and reviewed in the New York Times. It’s been optioned for a 7-part TV series, and she’s co-writing the screenplay. Her fifth poetry book […]

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Melvin Fechner

Genres: Essays/Articles, Non-fiction, Poetry,

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Melvin co-wrote two books with their ex-spouse for Wakefield Press. They are also a former newspaper library researcher for News Ltd in Adelaide. Currently Melvin is a citizen journalist for the Independent Australia news website and recently won a residency from ArtMusicDesign Barossa for their writing. Melvin is prolific on […]

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Lindy Warrell (na)

Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry,

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Publican’s daughter and anthropologist, Lindy has lived and worked among people of diverse backgrounds and dispositions all of her life. A late-in-life poet with poems published in journals and online plus a chapbook, Ol’ Girl Can Drive (Picaro Poets). She has recently completed one novel, On Gidgee Plains, set in […]

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Ian Gibbins

Genres: Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Poetry,

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Ian Gibbins is a widely published poet, video artist and electronic musician with four collections of poetry, all in collaboration with artists. His video and audio work has featured in gallery exhibitions, public art commissions, performances and international festivals. He previously was a neuroscientist and professor of anatomy.

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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen

Genres: Poetry,

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen is a poet, journalist, and translator who has degrees in Economics 1976 and English Literature from the University of Baghdad 1999 plus a Diploma of Interpreting (Arabic-English) from Adelaide Institute of TAFE, South Australia 2005. He has published 25 poetry collections in English and Arabic and won […]

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Teresa Podemska – Abt

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Teresa Podemska – Abt is a philologist/poet-writer/translator and a researcher-member of AIATSIS. She holds PhD, BEd, MEd – course/w. and MA degrees from Unis of South Australia, Adelaide and Wrocław. She creates in many genres, won a range of literary and academic prizes and has been published in Poland, Australia […]

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Lauren Foley

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Travel, Women's,

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Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. Credits include: Overland, The Irish Times, Award Winning Australian Writing, Lighthouse, Gorse and No Alibis. Her first publication was the short story ‘Squiggly Arse Crack’ in the 2014 Margaret River Anthology, following its shortlisting for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. She […]

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