Joe Toohey

Joe Toohey Joe was General Manager and CEO at Express Media from 2010-2013, where he led a restructure of the organisation, as well as introducing exciting new partnerships leading to a comprehensive program of literary and developmental offerings for young writers. He is the Executive Director at Regional Arts Victoria, and has been involved with […]

Frankie Hanman Siegersma

Frankie Hanman Siegersma was Express Media’s Communication and Administration Coordinator from 2018-2019. They are a radio producer, editor, poet and essayist living in Narrm (Melbourne) on Wurundjeri country. Work of theirs has been published in Cordite, Australian Poetry online, Suburban Review, Scum and Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Feminist Poetry. 

Chloe Wilson

Chloe Wilson is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her first collection, The Mermaid Problem, was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in 2010. Her poetry has appeared in The Age, Blue Dog, Wet Ink, Voiceworks and Going Down Swinging. In 2009 she won both the Poetry and Youth categories of the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards […]

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson (former Voiceworks contributor and board member) is the author of several books including the young adult titles Scatterheart and Pink. First published at the age of 12, Lili was employed by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, where she managed Inside a Dog, a highly acclaimed all-about-books website for teenagers.

Richard Watts

Richard Watts (former Artistic Director) is a Melbourne-based arts writer and broadcaster. In addition to being the Arts Editor at Arts Hub he presents the weekly program SmartArts on 3RRR. Richard has worked for a wide array of arts organisations, and has sat on numerous boards.

Laura Vitis

Laura Vitis (Voiceworks contributor) is a Criminology  PhD candidate at Monash University . Her short stories have appeared in Voiceworks and Verge. In 2009 her story Picasso Boy was included in the Black Inc 2009 Best Australian Short Story Anthology and in 2011 she won the Short Story category of the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards with Donyale Runs a […]

Bel Schenk

Bel Schenk’s (former Artistic Director) poetry book Ambulances & Dreamers was published in 2008 by Wakefield Press. Bel is currently the Arts and Cultural Development Officer at Darebin City Council.

Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe (former Voiceworks contributor and Editorial Committee member) is an Australian writer of short fiction, poetry and essays. Her story collections include How a Moth Becomes a Boat (Hunter Publishers, 2010), and Tarcutta Wake (UQP, 2012) which was longlisted for the 2013 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her writing has appeared in Meanjin, Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Stories, Griffith Review, Five Dials, Australian Poetry Since 1788, The Iowa Review and Harvard Review.

Ryan Paine

Ryan Paine (former Voiceworks Editor) has worked as a book editor at Wakefield Press in Adelaide, was Director of Format Festival’s Academy of Words, also in Adelaide, and has had book reviews published in The Big Issue, Australian Book Review and on Radio National’s The Book Show. He has had stories and essays published in various places of low repute but high […]

Justin Heazlewood

Justin Heazlewood (former Voiceworks contributor) is better known by his stage name, The Bedroom Philosopher. Best known for his musical comedy works, The Bedroom Philosopher has released several albums, performed at many arts festivals, been nominated for an ARIA Award and is a regular guest on several Australian radio shows. As an author, he was a senior writer for […]