Join us for the launch of the 2017 UTS Writers’ Anthology, And Watch The Whale Explode, with a foreword by poet and author Fiona Wright. In its 31st year, the anthology brings together some of Australia’s most exciting emerging writers of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script. Fiona introduces the event, which includes readings by contributors and the announcement of the winner of the annual UTS Writing Prize.

Fiona Wright (Australian)

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Fiona Wright’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction, and her poetry collection Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre, and is the CAL New Writer in Residence at UTS.

Rachael Versace (Australian)

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Rachael Versace is an aspiring editor and author. She has previously edited Vertigo, in which her writing has also appeared, and recently completed her undergraduate degree majoring in Writing and Cultural Studies. Rachael contributed to the 2017 UTS Writers' Anthology as both editor and writer.