New writer-in-residence at Booranga for July

1 JULY 2019

New writer-in-residence at Booranga for July

The Booranga Writers’ Centre at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga welcomes a new author for a two-week residency in July.

  • New writer-in-residence brings experience and craft insights
  • Writer’s works published in major literary journals

The Booranga Writers’ Centre at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga welcomes a new author for a two-week residency in July.

Creative Director of Booranga Writers’ Centre Ms Kathryn Halliwell announced that poet and author Ms Julie Maclean is the new writer-in-residence.

Ms Maclean lives on the Surf Coast in Victoria where she teaches creative writing and hosts author events for Geelong Library.

“Julie will work on her next project during her time at the Centre, and will host a writing workshop and deliver a public reading of her work,” Ms Halliwell said.

“I invite members of the public to attend the public reading and the writing workshop, and meet the writer.”

Ms Maclean is a former teacher of English, drama and ESL, who came to Australia from the UK in her twenties.

Her poems, fiction and reviews have appeared in The Best Australian Poetry (UQP), Cordite, Southerly, Island, Overland, Poetry (Chicago), Poetry Salzburg, The Antigonish Review, The Rialto, Mslexia, and The Age, among others.

She has published five chapbooks and one full collection.

Her chapbooks include: Tango Boleo (Ginninderra Press, 2019); Lips That Did (Dancing Girl Press, US, 2017); To Have to Follow (Indigo Dreams, 2016); Kiss of the Viking (Poetry Salzburg, 2014), and e-chapbook, You Love You Leave (Kind of a Hurricane Press, US, 2014).


In 2018 Ms Maclean was long-listed in The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition, and had two poems highly commended in the WB Yeats Poetry Prize.

One of her poems ‘How Deep is Your Love’ was shortlisted for the RedRoom Company New Shoots Project in 2016.

Learn more about Julie Maclean by visiting her website: www.juliemacleanwriter.com


The Writing Workshop by Ms Maclean is at 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 29 June at Booranga Writers’ Centre, Mambarra Drive, Wagga Wagga.

It is free for members and a $10 donation for non-members; please RSVP via Eventbrite.

The public reading and open mic is at 6pm on Friday 5 July at Rabbit Books, 44 Johnston St, Wagga Wagga. Food and drink are available for purchase; please RSVP via Eventbrite.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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