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Poetry Authors

J V Birch

Genres: Poetry,

J V Birch lives in Adelaide. Her poems have appeared in anthologies, including Balancing Act and Other Poems (named after her contributory piece), Sentinel Champions, Foreign Encounters, Australian Love Poems, What We Carry Home, Poems 2013: Volume 2 of the Australian Poetry Ltd Members’ Anthology, Friendly Street Poets 39: Silver Singing Streams, The Emma Press […]

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Jenny Toune

Genres: Experimental, Fantasy, Poetry, Women's,

Availability: Readings,

Jenny is an emerging writer whose work has appeared in Award Winning Australian Writing. In 2014 she was awarded the Cowley Literary Award for her short story: ‘Can’t Say No to a Dying Man’. Her collaborative verse novel: Shedding Sin, was released in May 2013, and Some Call It Abuse, […]

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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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Janeen Brian

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

Availability: School Visits,

Janeen is an award-winning children’s author whose work ranges from picture books, junior fiction, nonfiction, novels and poetry. Apart from her 70 + books published in trade and educational, she also writes for children’s magazines in Australia and the USA and has had over 100 stories, poems, articles and plays published. […]

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Sean Williams

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Crime, Fantasy, Film/TV, Horror, Poetry, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult,

Availability: Readings,

Number one New York Times-bestselling author, Sean Williams has been called ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ for the diversity of his output, which spans fantasy, science fiction, horror and even the odd poem. He has published thirty-five novels and seventy-five short stories. These include works for adults (Philip […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

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

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

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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