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Angela Gardner

Published: Monday, 2 September 2019

Angela Gardner is an award winning author, poet and visual artist who is staying the Loft at Gorman Arts Centre, as part of ACT Writers Centre’s 2019 Writer-in-Residence. Her time here in Canberra will be spent working with the ACT campus of UNSW, as she partakes in research with academics and archives. This is a […]

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Ruhi Lee

Published: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Melbourne-based writer Ruhi Lee will be joining the Ainslie Gorman family as part of the 2019 HARDCOPY program, generously run by the ACT Writers Centre. During her stay she will be working on her memoirs, gathering together the defining moments of her story – one that reads like “a screenplay of a Bollywood epic”. Ruhi […]

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Bronwyn Birdsall

Published: Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Bronwyn’s novel could be described as Run Lola Run meets Mrs Dalloway. Both dynamic and inward-looking, it takes place over the course of a single day in contemporary Sarajevo. A young Australian teacher accidentally receives an incriminating video of a shooting that has brought the country to a standstill. Already preoccupied with finding her place […]

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Jane Gleeson-White

Published: Thursday, 7 June 2018

My new project is a work of creative nonfiction with possible elements of the fantastic, a novel memoir, that has its source in the little-known attack of Rabaul by the Japanese in January 1942 soon after Pearl Harbour. Currently called Burnt Angels, it tells the story of an Australian family living in Rabaul in the […]

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Stephen Turner

Published: Wednesday, 23 May 2018

I’m a writer from central western NSW who has been accepted into the Hardcopy 2018 program. This year it’s all about fiction and that’s what I’ve always been about – telling stories. I’ve been a writer since I could read and have written fiction on and off for years. I’ve been a finalist for the […]

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Isobelle Carmody

Published: Monday, 28 August 2017

Isobelle Carmody began the first of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at high school and worked on it while completing a Bachelor of Arts and then a journalism cadetship. The first book was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to and went on to be short-listed in the Older […]

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Jessica Neath

Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Dr Jessica Neath is an emerging art historian who is researching at the intersections of visual art, landscape and the memorialisation of marginalised histories. She is currently working with the artist Brook Andrew  on the Australian Research Council project, ‘Representation, Remembrance and the Memorial’. Using an international comparative approach, this visual arts research project concerns […]

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Sean Williams

Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of over forty books and one hundred short stories, plus the odd odd poem for readers of all ages. He has been called many things in his time, including ‘the premier Australian speculative fiction writer of the age’ (Aurealis), the ’emperor of sci-fi’ (Adelaide […]

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Sulari Gentill

Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sulari Gentill will be spending a month in the ArtSit to build the foundations of her latest novel in the Rowland Sinclair Series.

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Margie Medlin

Published: Friday, 12 June 2015

Margie Medlin, 2015 facilitator of strange attractor. Medlin is a curator and artist in the field of dance and Media Arts. For 25 years she has lit and designed dance performances, produced film, video and new media art works. As a freelance designer Medlin works collaboratively, teaming up with many choreographers and directors including Ros Warby, […]

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