Our Staff

The Writers Victoria office and program are coordinated and managed by our dedicated staff team. 

Lucy Hamilton

CEO

Lucy has over ten years of arts administration experience. She has held roles at Express Media and Regional Arts Victoria, as well as voluntary ro​les with Multicultural Arts Victoria and the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival. She lived in the UK for 7 years, where she studied medieval French literature and had a brief stint in the world of advertising while working as a stage manager and production manager across comedy clubs, fringe venues and festivals.

Kate Cuthbert

Program & Partnerships Manager
a portrait of Kate Cuthbert

Kate Cuthbert is an editor, programmer, writer, and reader. She worked for more than a decade in trade publishing, notably initiating the Escape Publishing imprint of Harlequin Australia. A genre fiction advocate and enthusiast, she is currently pursuing a PhD examining paratextuality in Australian popular fiction and is a co-host on the podcast 'What Would Danbury Do?'.

Flora Lun

Accountant

Flora is CPA qualified accountant. She has a skill for telling a story with numbers, which makes her an integral part of the team at Writers Victoria. Flora loves working with and around writers, and looks forward to improving her own writing skills – gaining confidence with writing styles related to her work as well as personally, and she hopes to one day share her unique views on the world via her writing. She is also an energetic body pumper who loves to go to the gym. Flora is in the Writers Victoria office on weekdays.

Sarah Hollingsworth

Marketing and Communications Manager
Sarah Hollingsworth

Sarah grew up in Tasmania and studied for a BA in English Literature at UTas, before relocating to Melbourne where she received a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne. She worked for eight years in academic and trade publishing, holding various publicity, sales and marketing roles at Melbourne University Publishing and Hardie Grant Publishing, before coming to work with Writers Victoria.

Lyndel Caffrey

Writeability Program Manager

Lyndel Caffrey is a writer, mentor and historian who has been obsessed with story and storytelling for about the last fifty years. She’s been involved with Writeability in different ways since its inception and its focus on inclusivity and own voice has shaped her professional practice. Lyndel runs writing workshops for local libraries and loves a good oral history project.

Lou Garcia-Dolnik

Membership Officer

Lou is an emerging poet and editor working on unceded Gadigal land (for the moment!). Their work has been awarded Second Prize in Overland's Judith Wright Poetry Prize (2019), a place on the shortlist for the 2020 Blake Prize, and an Academy of American Poets University Prize in 2021. A poetry editor for Voiceworks and recipient of a Hot Desk Fellowship from The Wheeler Centre, you can catch their stuff in Australian Poetry Journal, LIMINAL, Overland, Rabbit, Running Dog, Runway Journal, Un Magazine and Voiceworks.

Caitlin McGregor

Program Admin: Competitions

Caitlin is a writer, critic, editor, and library worker. They hold a BA (Hons) in Creative Writing and English & Theatre Studies from the University of Melbourne, and their writing has appeared in a range of publications including Overland, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, and Voiceworks. In 2019, they were the recipient of the Kat Muscat Highly Commended Award for their work-in-progress, an essay collection about care.

Danny Silva Soberano

Program Admin Officer: Community
Danny Silva Soberano
Danny Silva Soberano is a poet. They currently serve as a poetry editor for Voiceworks Magazine and associate editor for LIMINAL Magazine. They were a recipient of a Hot Desk Fellowship from The Wheeler Centre in 2020.

Bianca Breen

Online Learning Administrator
Bianca Breen

Bianca is an emerging Children’s and YA fantasy writer with a passion for Australian authors and stories, and fostering safe spaces for young booklovers. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Creative Arts from La Trobe University, and is a co-host of Melbourne-based book club The YA Room. She is one of the winners of the 2021 ASA/CA Award Mentorship Program, and an Express Media’s Toolkits: Fiction 2021 participant.

Jessica Obersby

Online Learning Administrator

Jessica is an emerging writer who believes in the power of stories to change people’s lives. Her work in progress is YA speculative fiction that has a protagonist with mental illness. Jessica is a graduate of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing degree and in 2019 was a recipient of a Writers Victoria Write-ability Fellowship​. She is currently studying Environmental Science and rescued animals outnumber humans in her household 12 to two!