In 2012 the SA Writers Centre appointed six young ambassadors, ranging from 21 to 29 years of age, to work on its youth program. Thanks to Carclew Youth Arts Centre and a partnership with dB Magazine, we offered an opportunity for young writers to be published in the paper's supplement from July to December 2011. This group also organised an event at the Salisbury Writers' Festival in August 2012 and a similar one at the South Australian Writers' Festival in September thanks to long-term supporters of the Centre, the Cities of Salisbury and Onkaparinga.
This program will run again in 2014. If you are under 30 and interested in the opportunities that working with us can bring, please contact us.
The six 2102 Young Ambassodors were:
Prerna Ashok has wanted to be a writer ever
since she read Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton.
She has a Bachelor of Communication degree
(Media and Culture) and would like to work
for a lifestyle magazine before her writing
career takes off.
Simon Collinson is a 3rd year Law-Arts student at
Flinders University, majoring in English and
German. He edits the Flinders Law Students'
Association's quarterly magazine and works in a
Emily Heidrich, 29, holds a degree in
journalism and was Arts and Literature
editor for On Dit, the University of
Adelaide student newspaper. Currently
she works for the Lord Mayor's office.
Vanessa Jones holds an Advanced
Diploma in Professional Writing and
is currently studying a Bachelor of
Arts, majoring in Philosophy and
Creative Writing. She writes poetry,
fiction, picture books, short stories,
song lyrics, copywriting, corporate
collateral and several blogs.
Ben Mylius, 23, is a young writer
based in Adelaide, with an interest
in the theories of Earth Jurisprudence
and Performatism. When he's not
studying towards his LLB/BA, he's
working on a feature screenplay
and a novel.
Connor O'Brien is a designer, former
editor of On Dit magazine and author of
Quiet City, a collection of illustrated short
stories. In his spare time, he blogs about
the intersection between technology, culture
and the written word at connortomas.com