Helen Hagemann

Helen's work is published in Australian literary journals including Westerly, Cordite Poetry Review (2014) and Southerly (2014). In 2004, she won an Australian Society of Authors Poetry mentorship, studying with Jean Kent, a NSW poet. In 2008, Hagemann won a Varuna Longlines Poetry workshop, resulting in the publication of her chapbook Evangelyne & Other Poems in the New Poets Series, 2009 by the Australian Poetry Centre, Melbourne. Helen has an MA in Writing and teaches prose in Fremantle in association with the OOTA Writers Group. In 2011, she spent time in a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, in Ireland, working on a new poetry collection. Helen's latest collection is of Arc & Shadow published by Sunline Press, Cottesloe WA. Currently, she is writing a children's collection called "Miniscule" - inspired by the French TV series Minuscule, and has completed a second novel titled "The Ozone Cafe" with the help of a residency at the Arvon Foundation, Shropshire England. You can read some of Helen's work here: http://helhagemann.blogspot.com.au



 Renee lived in the Indian Ocean Territories for three years, however 2014 saw her return to the port city of Fremantle she calls home.  Renee’s recent work shares her experiences in our nation’s most marginal territory, as well as her reflections on returning to the Australian mainland. 

Renee is currently enjoying a cross-discipline approach, which has seen her work appear in multiple exhibitions, numerous publications, on national radio and performed live in venues throughout Australia.  In the past five years, Renee has been shortlisted for the Dorothy Hewett manuscript prize, the ACU literature prize, the Katherine Susannah Pritchard poetry award, the WAPI Love Poetry Prize, the Trudy Graham Biennial Literary Award, and she has both won and been highly commended in the Ethel Webb Bundell prize for poetry.  Renee is currently completing her PhD in Creative Writing through Curtin University.

You can read some of Renee's work at reneepettittschip.com.au.



Josephine Clarke writes short stories and poetry. She has been a part of the Fremantle-based Out of the Asylum Writers’ Group since 2005, and is a member of the collective that organises Voicebox – monthly poetry readings at The Fremantle Fibonacci Centre. Her work has been published in various Australian journals including WesterlyCordite and The Review of Australian Fiction . In 2015 Josephine attended a Strictly Poetry Focus Week at Varuna, the National Writers’ House, with Deb Westbury. She was a featured poet at the 2016 Perth Poetry Festival, where she launched her first poetry chapbook between white, published  by Mulla Mulla Press.

You can read some of Josephine's work at jospehineclarke.wordpress.com



My blog is my hobby, a means to explore creative writing. My next step is to put myself out there. Dip my toes into the ocean so to speak. Be worthy of print.

I work as a trainer and assessor. Where here my work goals are to develop, mentor and support my learners.

I have one life to make a difference.

You can read some of Rae's work at raehillhorst.com




Retired after a forty year career in shipping and shipbuilding during which he wrote everything from newsletters, contracts, specifications and proposals to technical papers, speeches, brochures and marketing blurbs, Richard now devotes his creative energies to writing fiction. As a member of OOTA since 2015, he has twice won its Spilt Ink short story competition, and, drawing on his extensive travel and maritime experience, has recently independently published his first novel, Oriental Vagabonds, set aboard a battered old tramp steamer plying the dangerous waters of the Far East on the eve of World War Two.

You can read some of Richard's work at www.orientalvagabonds.com


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Poet and editor Jackson was born in Cumbria, England, and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. She is currently working toward her PhD at Edith Cowan University. Her journal and anthology publications include Westerly, Plumwood Mountain, the Australian Poetry Journal, and the Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. Jackson has published two books, a chapbook, seven zines and a CD. She won the 2014 Ethel Webb Bundell Poetry Prize. Jackson's many guest appearances include the Queensland and Tasmanian Poetry Festivals. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal Uneven Floor, unevenfloorpoetry.blogspot.com. The National Library of Australia archives her collected works.

Jackson’s poetry collections include Coracle published in 2009 and Lemon oil published by Mulla Mulla Press in 2013. Her third collection entitled A coat of ashes, will be published in 2019 by Canberra publisher Recent Work Press.

You can read some of Jackson’s works on her website thepoetjackson.com.