Introducing the Wheeler Centre’s 2020 Next Chapter mentors.
We’re excited to announce the mentors who’ve been matched with The Next Chapter’s third cohort of writers. These mentors will work with each writer over 12 months to develop their work and help connect them with publishers and readers.
Novelist, essayist, and researcher Maria Tumarkin will mentor essayist and screenwriter Oliver Reeson
Novelist Mirandi Riwoe will mentor memoirist Sharlene Allsopp
Writer and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke will mentor poet, editor and curator Bigoa Chuol
Poet and researcher Evelyn Araluen will mentor writer, editor, and arts worker Lujayn Hourani
Cartoonist and educator Sarah Howell will mentor comic artist and zine-maker Mia Nie
Journalist, essayist, poet and fiction writer Anna Krien will mentor writer and editor Timothy Loveday
Memoirist Kristina Olsson will mentor writer and teacher Khin Myint
Author Bruce Pascoe will mentor writer Jonathan Slottje
Writer and theatre-maker Claire Christian will mentor editor and writer Allanah Hunt
Novelist Shane Maloney will mentor writer Angelina Hurley
Presented by the Wheeler Centre with support from the Aesop Foundation, The Next Chapter is about providing writers with the time and space to craft their voice and career. It's about investing in a new wave of writers who reflect the diversity of Australian identities and experiences.