The Writers Victoria office and program are coordinated and managed by our dedicated staff team.
Lucy has over ten years of arts administration experience. She has held roles at Express Media and Regional Arts Victoria, as well as voluntary roles 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.
Anna Kate Blair
Program and Partnerships Manager
Anna is a writer, programmer and cultural historian. She has previously worked at arts and educational organisations including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge, where she also did a PhD in History of Art and Architecture. Anna is from Aotearoa, originally, but lives in Narrm.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Sarah grew up in Tasmania, where she studied for her BA in English Literature before relocating to Melbourne. She received a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications from the University of Melbourne before working for eight years in academic and trade publishing. Sarah gained experience working in various publicity, sales and marketing roles at Melbourne University Publishing and Hardie Grant Books, before taking up her role at Writers Victoria in 2020.
Writeability Program Manager
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!
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.
Program and Competitions Administrator
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. Caitlin lives and works on Jaara land, and pays their deepest respects to its traditional and rightful custodians, the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation.
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.
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.
Online Learning Administrator
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. Bianca has 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.