The Writing Life

Information, inspiration and insights into the writing life

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Sam Elkin is a writer living in Footscray (Naarm). His essays have been published in ‘Griffith Review’ and ‘Overland’.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Ellen van Neerven is the author of ‘Throat’, published by UQP in 2020. This poem was originally published in that collection.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Louise Baxter is an editor who writes poetry, plays, fiction and film. Her book, 'Grief has teeth', is out in July. She is an endometriosis advocate.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Lesh Karan is a Melbourne-based poet and writer. Recent publications include ‘Cordite', 'Australian Poetry Anthology' and 'Not Very Quiet’.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Andy Jackson's latest collection of poems, 'Music Our Bodies Can't Hold', was shortlisted for the 2020 John Bray Poetry Award.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Inga Liljestrom is an Australian singer-songwriter currently living in the UK. She has released albums internationally, written music for nature documentaries, teaches sound healing and is currently working on a PhD about the creative Muse.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Jenny Valentish's 'Everything Harder Than Everyone Else' was published in June 2021 by Black Inc. Read an extract from the book below.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Jess Zanoni is a writer, musician and editor. Find her music as a member of pop trio Arbes, and her writing in 'Cordite' and 'Voiceworks'.


 

The Victorian Writer

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language.

Scarlett Harris is a Melbourne culture critic. She is the author of the book ‘A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment.’ 

(No mental health professionals who I reached out to returned requests for comment for this article.)


 

Writers Victoria is very excited to finally be sharing our 2021 Season 2 Program with our community! We're so proud of the program we've put together, spanning July – December of this year.

We have a large offering of events, online feedback clinics, and are again offering an extensive mix of online and in-person workshops.