19 July 2020
Meet the young writers of Toolkits: Digital Storytelling 2020
We are so excited to begin our second ever Toolkits: Digital Storytelling program with 8 talented young writers from across Australia. During this 12-week intensive, these artists will join Voiceworks Online Editor, Rory Green, to analyse and produce work that buzzes, wobbles, and whirrs – writing that is interactive, generative, multimedia and massively online.
Rory will lead the program’s fortnightly online sessions and workshops, providing one-on-one mentorship during the alternating weeks, and support these young writers with individualised feedback.
But for now, say hello to the class of 2020!
Caleb Triscari is a journalist, producer and critic based in Melbourne. He is currently a contributing writer for NME Australia but has been published in places including Slate, The Saturday Paper, Guardian Australia, Crikey and Junkee. His work covers the arts, music, internet culture and politics, among other topics.
Panda is a poet and editor who lives on unceded land, so-called Melbourne/Narrm. She is interested in: (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ / cuteness / inappropriate funeral etiquette / exceptional fruit / avatars / online & irl grief / bodies in varying spaces / communication / processing / ellipses / boundaries / rashes / family / memory / snark. She is an associate editor at The Suburban Review and has been published in Runway Journal, Rabbit, Sick Leave, Liminal, and more. She is also currently a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.
Christy Tan is based in Naarm (Melbourne). Her poetry has been shortlisted in the Woollahra Digital Literary Award and published in Cordite Poetry Review, Suburban Review and Antithesis Journal. In 2019 she was part of Toolkits: Poetry and Digital Writers’ Festival.
Mia McAuslan is a writer, editor and producer. Her work has been listed for a number of awards, including the Richell Prize by Hachette Australia, the Overland VU Short Story Prize and the Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. She is a co-founder of Lor Journal. Through Toolkits: Digital Storytelling, she will be working on an interactive digital work that correlates with her novel in progress.
Anita Solak is a poet, writer and editor navigating the silences of the migrant home, the struggles of language and the responsibilities inherent in love and loss. Her work obsesses over reconciling the absurdity of the past with the absurdity of the present and the way languages take up space. She completed a Bachelor of Creative Writing in 2017 and is currently studying the Master of Writing and Publishing at RMIT University. Her writing has been published in Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Cordite, Rabbit, Runway Journal, Voiceworks and more. She writes to perform her confusion for the world.
Pip Grylls is a sapling of cyborg energy growing uninvited in Narrm (Melbourne). They write about bodies, activism, cyberspace, and elsewise. They are Digital Producer of the Emerging Writers’ Festival 2020.
Fred Von Jorgs
Fred Von Jorgs is a Perth based writer, performer, artist, and web developer currently living and practicing on Whadjuk Noongar Boodja. His work frequently involves the integration of writing and visual art with web technologies and is heavily influenced by online ephemera.
Eamonn is definitely a person who exists, and lives in Melbourne. They spend the majority of their time playing farming life simulators and listening to sad indie music.