It’s the most wonderful time of the year again – Christmas for the Arts in Canberra: You Are Here Festival 2015. This year, YAH is joined by its newest sibling, Noted; a writers festival. Of course, we’re stoked about YAH’s 2015 program and its latest literary addition. But you know who is more stoked? This year’s incredibly intelligent and totally talented Papercuts team. This year Scissors Paper Pen selected six reviewers, who are being led into review-writing battle by our superb Papercuts Coordinator, Camilla Patini.
Camilla Patini is a 22-year-old English Honours student at the ANU, writing her thesis on Ian McEwan. She is a writer for Lip Magazine – an independent magazine for young women – and her work has been published in Woroni, the ANU’s student newspaper, and Canberra’s street press magazine, BMA. She has also live-read for Scissors Paper Pen and rip publishing. Camilla completed a four-month blogging residency at the ACT Writers Centre last year and has just finished a short course in copyediting at RMIT. Her current interests are in literature, film, theatre and art. To keep updated on her time as Papercuts Coordinator, follow her on twitter: @camillapatini
And here are this year’s stellar Papercuts reviewers:
Kira is a coastal export living in Canberra. She writes everything from critical essays to purple poetry and spends most of her time laughing. She currently writes articles for university of Canberra’s Curiuex magazine, as well as writing and singing songs to her dog Hazard. Kira explores all the colourful facets of being in your twenties and faking it till you make it through her blog, articles and notes stuck on her friends walls. You can find her blog here: http://wurdss.weebly.com/1/post/2014/09/the-cheshire-trees.html
Elizabeth Fitzgerald is a freelance editor and owner of Earl Grey Editing. She is a committee member of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild and served as Secretary in 2011 and 2012. She also previously ran their novel critiquing circle. Her short stories have been published in Burley, Issue #2and the CSFG anthology Next, and she has had poetry published in FIRST in 2005, 2006 and 2008. Her weaknesses are books, loose-leaf tea and silly dogs. She tweets @elizabeth_fitz
Canberran of two years (but Melbournian at heart), Shu-Ling Chua spends her free time reading and enjoying music, travel, food and photography. She blogs about life and her favourite things at hello pollyanna while dreaming of living overseas (and making pretty things).
She has a deep appreciation for the ‘creative process’, having dabbled in origami, cross-stitch, knitting, crochet, making soft toys and most recently, pottery. This is her first You Are Here / Noted outing.
Rose Maurice has a happy life surrounded by words. As a recent graduate from the ANU with a degree in Literature and History, she now works in a bookshop. Rose has an amateur background in performance poetry and has a tendency to write poems and short story ideas on the back of receipts and in the covers of novels she is reading. She loves to explore, dance, dream and midnight bike rides.
Rosy Listing is a writer/arts reviewer/lawyer from Canberra. She finished her arts degree majoring in art history at ANU, and her law degree whilst studying in England and at Sydney University. She is a lawyer by day, and practices writing by night. A self-confessed art enthusiast, Rosy has written for arts publications MusiqueArt – a street magazine in Sydney, and the academic publication – Art Antiquity and Law. She currently hones her writing and reviewing skills through online blogs and by reviewing local arts events around Canberra.
Jess Oliver is a Canberra based writer, editor and curator with a penchant for words and shiny objects (literal and metaphorical). She also enjoys chocolate, books and red wine, and is a self-confessed ‘but why?’ person. Jess has been Art and Theatre Editor for Lip Magazine and has written for Canberra’s BMA Magazine and rip publishing. She is the 2015 ANCA Critic in Resident, and has previously been an M16 Artspace Featured Writer.