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Sharon Kernot

Sharon Kernot has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and a PhD from Flinders University. She has tutored at TAFE SA and Flinders University, and for three years worked at Writers SA as Writer-in-Residence for people with disabilities. She has conducted workshops for writing groups, libraries and schools, and judged poetry […]

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Sharon Mascall-dare

Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare is a writer and broadcaster specialising in military identity and culture. She began her career as a BBC European Affairs correspondent then moved to Australia in 1999. In the past 30 years she has written and produced a number of award-winning documentaries for the BBC World Service and worked as a columnist, […]

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Stanley Thomson

Former Radio Broadcaster in Commercial radio and over 30 yrs with ABC Resides in Limestone Coast SA Volunteer Language Tutor Former Trustee with Country Arts SA Novel; 356,Recall the Truth, Fear the Perception (2021)

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Steve Bell

Steve Bell has survived an adventurous life as a climber, soldier, entrepreneur, mountain guide, and public speaker. The author of two books, his writing has been published in outdoor magazines in the UK, USA, and Australia. He is currently working on a memoir about Mt Everest, and a work of fiction. He lives on the […]

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Sumudu Narayana

Sumudu is a freelance editor, beta reader and general book addict. Sumudu is passionate about words and the power of stories in our lives, and is strongly committed to preserving a writer’s style, voice, and creative insight in all projects she works on. Sumudu has a background in biomedical science and has a PhD in […]

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Susan Errington

Susan Errington’s first novel, Olive Street, was short listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for First Fiction. Olive Street has also been published in the Netherlands as Nacht in Olive Street. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies such as Smashed and Penguin Summer Short Stories 2, as well as in literary magazines. She […]

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Tania Ingram

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 ukulele and singing to her […]

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Teresa Podemska – Abt

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 and Canada (e.g., Text Matters, […]

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Tracy Crisp

Tracy writes across platforms as varied as stand-up, novels, storytelling and memoir. As a regular participant at readings and other events (including her new show, Pearls, at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018) she is known for work that brings a potent mix of humour and poignancy to any event. She also works as a funeral […]

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Tricia Stringer

Tricia Stringer is a bestselling and award-winning Australian author. She writes rural romance, historical saga and women’s fiction. Tricia lives in the beautiful Copper Coast region of South Australia her base for exploring Australia’s diverse communities and landscapes, and sharing her passion for the country and its people through her authentic stories and vivid characters.

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Valerie Volk

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 Oberammergau Tales, published by Wakefield […]

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Vanessa Forsyth (VK Tritschler)

VK Tritschler is a full-time busy body and part-time imagination conjurer. She lives on the amazing Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, having moved there from her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. She has a wonderful set of amazing writers who support her in the form of Eyre Writers, and in return, she offers crowd control […]

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verity laughton

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, (STCSA, August 2016), published by […]

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Victoria Purman

Mentorship areas: general fiction, women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction Victoria Purman is an Australian and USA Today bestselling fiction author. Her bestselling The Land Girls was published in April 2019. The Last of the Bonegilla Girls, a novel based on her mother’s postwar migration to Australia, was published in 2018. Her previous novel The Three […]

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