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Heather Taylor Johnson

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 will be out in 2021 […]

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Helmine Kemp (H.R. Kemp)

I live in Adelaide and Deadly Secrets is my debut political thriller novel. I have had short stories published in a UK anthology ‘When Stars Will Shine’ and in the UK Writers’ and Readers’ Magazine. I have a Grad. Cert in creative writing, a Bsc (Chemistry) and a Grad Dip Education. My career spanned roles […]

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Speaking Engagements

Ian Gibbins

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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J V Birch

J V Birch is a British-born Australian poet living on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia. Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies, including Balancing Act and Other Poems (named after her poem), Sentinel Champions, Australian Love Poems, The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, Australian Poetry Anthology, The Hunter Writers Centre Grieve Anthology and Red Room Poetry’s Writing Water. Her work has […]

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Jake Dean

Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in Maslin Beach. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Surfing World, Slam Skateboarding Magazine, VICE, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Junkee, Broadsheet, Great Ocean Quarterly, Mindful Parenting, White Horses and others. He also writes short fiction and is slowly tapping […]

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Jane Turner Goldsmith

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 Dog Institute, taught fiction writing […]

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Janeen Brian

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. Her poems are included in 14 […]

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Jason Fischer

Jason Fischer has won an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest, and he has been on shortlists in other awards such as the Ditmars and the Australian Shadows. He is the author of dozens of short stories, and his collection “Everything is a Graveyard” is available from Ticonderoga Publications. He has a […]

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Jenny Toune

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, her poetry collection, was published […]

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Jill Schedneck

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 journals such as Wet Ink, Quadrant, LinQ, Redivider, Brevity, Fourth […]

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Jo Case

Jo Case is a writer, editor and the author of a memoir, Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger’s. She’s had two personal essays published in anthologies (Mothermorphosis, edited by Monica Dux, published by MUP, and Rebellious Daughters, edited by Lee Kofman and Maria Katsonis, published by Ventura Press) and is currently writing […]

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John Duthie (Adrian Smith)

John ran projects for SA Police at the time of his accident. A question popped into his head… ‘Why are memoirs only written about famous people? He gathered twenty-five stories of unknown people with varying disabilities or disorders, and published the book ‘The Eighteen Point Five’. He is writing his own memoir about living with […]

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John Duthie (Wheelchair John)

I was hit by a tree in 2009, breaking my spine and many bones. Upon my arrival in rehabilitation, I started writing my memoir ‘Alive and not Kicking’. I’ve written and published various books, including 25 stories of people living with a disability, an illustrated children’s book about a cat, and many puzzle books (colouring, […]

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John Neylon

John Neylon is a visual arts writer and curator and previously Head of Education, Art Gallery of South Australia (1988 – 2005). He has worked as a media arts writer in Adelaide since the 1980s and is currently art critic for The Adelaide Review and The Melbourne Review. He is the 2014 winner of the […]

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Judith C Deane-Freeman

Grew up in rural and remote South Australia. Studied English, History and Philosophy for a BA at Flinders Uni. Trained and worked as a Registered Nurse. Self published three books of women’s fiction. Now working on a re imagining of the life and times of my great great grandmother.

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