Text Camp

Our program for emerging arts writers, Text Camp, has been expanded through a partnership with the Emerging Writers’ Festival. Six emerging arts writers join six mentors from  Real Time, Ampersand, Blackmail, Art Guide, Crikey and The Thousands providing focused mentoring advice and fostering lasting relationships. The writers attend Next Wave events and participate in a dynamic workshop program, expanding their skills and insight on artistic process, and enabling them to produce interesting and pervasive analysis of the Festival.



About the Artist

Rebecca Harkins-Cross is a freelance arts writer and critic based in Melbourne. Her work has appeared in such publications as Meanjin, The Big Issue, Crikey, The Lifted Brow, Filmink and Senses of Cinema.
Jane Howard is a freelance arts writer, critic, blogger, and researcher from Adelaide. She has been blogging as No Plain Jane since 2009, and currently writes for several print and online publications. Her work has a particular interest in Adelaide's independent performing arts community, and how this feeds into a wider Australian ecology.
Anabelle Lacroix is an Independent Curator. Originally form France she has been involved in the Melbourne arts scene for the past year, writing exhibition catalogues for local artists and publishing in UN. Lacroix has co-curated So you Say at Westspace (2012) and is currently a committee member at Kings ARI.
Naomi Gall is a freelance writer and creator of the art blog The Near & The Elsewhere. She has written for Artlink, Art Monthly, runway, Incubate, art art art (online) & a-n Magazine in the UK. In 2011 Gall was the recipient of the Firstdraft Emerging Arts Writers Program.
Sam West is a fiction writer, art enthusiast and all-round nice guy. A recent graduate from Melbourne University's Creative Writing Publishing and Editing Masters, Sam has written for likes of The Thousands City Guides and Desktop Magazine. He also blogs short fiction at smartinshort.blogspot.com and recently regressed back to childhood in an art installation on Bourke Street.
Melissa Deerson is a Melbourne based writer and artist who works with text, papier mache, found objects, photography and drawing. She is interested in gravity, levity, things that look like other things, urban myths and digging.

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