Perth writer in two-week residency at Booranga

16 MAY 2019

Perth writer in two-week residency at Booranga

Perth author Dr Rashida Murphy this week began a two-week residency at the Charles Sturt University Booranga Writers’ Centre in Wagga Wagga.

  • Awarded Perth author at Booranga Writers’ Centre in Wagga Wagga
  • Participants welcome for writing workshop on Saturday 18 May and a public reading of author’s work on Wednesday 22 May

Perth author Dr Rashida Murphy this week began a two-week residency at the Charles Sturt University Booranga Writers’ Centre in Wagga Wagga.

Booranga Vice President and senior lecturer in English in the Charles Sturt School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dr Lachlan Brown said, “I am delighted to welcome Dr Rashida Murphy as the writer-in-residence for May at the Booranga Writers’ Centre.

“During the next two weeks, Rashida will host a writing workshop on Saturday 18 May and deliver a public reading of her work on Wednesday 22 May, in addition to working on her next project.

“Rashida has published her short fiction and poetry in international literary journals and anthologies, including The WesterlyOpen Road Review, and Veils, Halos and Shackles.

“Her debut novel, The Historian’s Daughter was shortlisted in the Scottish Dundee International Book Prize in 2015 and is available now from UWA Publishing.

“In 2016 she was the joint winner of the Magdalena Prize for feminist research for her thesis which includes the novel The Historian’s Daughter.”

“Everyone is welcome to attend the workshop and the public reading to hear and meet the writer.”

Dr Murphy has a Masters in English Literature and a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, has taught English as a Second Language (ESL), and worked as an education lecturer for several years before undertaking her PhD.

She won a writing residency at the Katherine Susannah Pritchard Writers centre in 2017, and has been an invited guest and facilitator at the Perth Writers Festival from 2017- 2019. She was appointed a mentor in the Indian Ocean Writing project.

Read more about Dr Rashida Murphy here: https://rashidawritenow.wordpress.com/

The writing workshop is from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 18 May at Booranga Writers’ Centre,
Mambarra Drive, Wagga Wagga. The workshop is free for members, and a $10 donation for non-members. Please RSVP via Eventbrite

The public reading is from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday 22 May at Historic Council Chambers 
Fitzmaurice St in Wagga Wagga. This event is free for all; please RSVP via Eventbrite

Find out more about Booranga Writers’ Centre on Facebook @Booranga


Media contact:

Bruce Andrews, 0418 669 362


Media Note:

For media enquiries, please contact Booranga Vice President, Dr Lachlan Brown labrown@csu.edu.au or Booranga Creative Director, Ms Kathryn Halliwell director@booranga.com, or contact Bruce Andrews at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0418 669 362 or news@csu.edu.au

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