Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) students and alumni were very active in the writing and publishing industry during 2017.
The Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) is very proud of the following publications, events, commissions and award recognitions that our current students and recent alumni achieved in 2017. The following list of highlights is a mere snapshot of what they got up to!
• Else Fitzgerald received a Creative Victoria grant to finish a book manuscript, and published 'Whale Teeth' for Melbourne Knowledge Week.
• Travis Franks was shortlisted in the Monash Prize for 'Swansong'.
• Natalie Briggs published 'Entwine', also for Melbourne Knowledge Week. Her work appeared in Lor Journal, Verge, and was self-published in her zine, 'i was kneeling in her'.
• Sarah Muldoon published 'At Odds' in the Bowen Street Press Review Issue 1; 'We all have a duty to protect the 15 year old girl on the bus' in Right Now; and 'If I knew then what I knew now in Eat if You Are Hungry, Issue 2. Sarah also interned at the Stella Prize during her final year.
• Andreas Andersson had his prose shortlisted for the 2017 Margaret River Press Short Story Award. He published 'London via Paris and Rome', in Joiner Bay and Other Stories, Margaret River Press, plus 'Heaven is Other People' in Flash Fiction Magazine. Andreas also had poems published, including 'Greater Melbourne, Part 1', in POETRY: A Text and Word-based Exhibition, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne; 'Fusion (City of Glein Eira)', in Cordite Poetry Review; 'Ro', and 'Bakfull', in Populär Poesi; and 'End Island (City of Port Phillip)' in Scum Magazine.
• Saaro Umar published the poems 'On his portrayal of Coach Boone in Remember the Titans' in Overland, 'Baga Nagayaan Dhufte' in Peril, and 'untitled' in Cordite Poetry Review. Saaro appeared in the Tell Me Like You Mean It emerging writers' chapbook, published by Australian Poetry. She also appeared in the panel 'Transforming My Country' at Poetry on the Move Conference, Canberra.
• Sophie-Eugenie Dessertaine-Williams published the zine 'How to see Kathmandu' in Nepal, and was shortlisted for the Smart for a Girl: Roar competition.
• Kate Abbey worked with Melbourne Knowledge Week and had a short story published through them called 'Root System'.
• Cordelia Rice was shortlisted for the Monash prize with her short story 'Embers'.
• Theo Bulleid's short story 'The Gods Will Not Save You' was shortlisted for the VU Short Story Prize.
• Jack Stevens' piece, 'The Last Days' was shortlisted for the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers.
• Tessa Stickland had a play, 'Pilfering Pensioners', performed in RMIT's Snatches as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
• Dylan Thomson-Barney had his story 'Salt Boy' published in Voiceworks Summer 2016/17.
• Ramesh Ayyar had a poem voiced by the Astra Choir.
• Kat Capel curated a zine, Growl House.
• Zara Marimuthu created a podcast for Memoria.
• Joshua Fielding had his work 'Smashed Avo' performed at Fresh Youth Theatre.
• Sophie Gardener published 'Forever Garden' for Melbourne Knowledge Week.
• Charlotte Daraio completed an internship at Speaker TV last week, where she published two articles.
• Hamish McIntyre published two pieces in Concrete Queers.
Congratulations to our busy and driven students and graduates!
Story: Bonny Cassidy