2020

Introducing the Wheeler Centre’s 2020 Next Chapter mentors.

Top: L-R. Maria Tumarkin, Mirandi Riwoe, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Evelyn Araluen, Sarah Howell.
Bottom: L-R. Anna Krien, Kristina Olsson, Bruce Pascoe, Claire Christian, Shane Maloney.

L-R (Top): Maria Tumarkin, Mirandi Riwoe, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Evelyn Araluen, Sarah Howell. L-R (Bottom): Anna Krien, Kristina Olsson, Bruce Pascoe, Claire Christian, Shane Maloney

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.