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Mon, 14 Sept


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Empty Sky - UTS Anthology Launch with Bri Lee

'Empty Sky' is the 34th UTS Writers’ Anthology: the 2020 collection of some of the best new writing – previously unpublished – from a student body with an incredible voice. It's full to the brim! To be launched by Bri Lee, with select readings by featured authors.

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Empty Sky - UTS Anthology Launch with Bri Lee
Empty Sky - UTS Anthology Launch with Bri Lee

Time & Location

14 Sept 2020, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Zoom - see ticket email for meeting details


About The Event

Empty Sky is the 34th UTS Writers’ Anthology: the 2020 collection of some of the best new writing – previously unpublished – from a student body with an incredible voice.

It comprises work by some 29 UTS students – a collection of fiction, creative non-fiction, screenplay and poetry – edited by a committee of UTS students with a foreword written by author Bri Lee. It's full to the brim. 

Empty Sky will be launched by Bri Lee in this FREE event that will also feature select readings by featured authors (see below), along with short Q&As with each speaker. 

This event will take place on Zoom. The Zoom meeting details form part of your ticket, emailed to you after registration. You can also pre-order a copy of Empty Sky, and we're happy to post your copy to you anywhere in Australia for free!  

This event will feature select readings by:

Zoe Downing is an aspiring crime writer based in Sydney. When she’s not writing about herself in the third person she likes to play golf and visit cold places. She’s currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at UTS and working on a novel inspired by her time living in the French Alps.

Judi Morison writes short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, and is working on her second novel while waiting for a publisher to snap up her first. She is also editorial assistant for Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre, an annual anthology of writing by Aboriginal inmates.

Harry Webber is a Sydney-based, Newcastle-bred writer who works as an editor for an online music and pop culture magazine. In between attending live music events in pubs and clubs around town he is currently completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing.

Lucia Mai is currently studying Law and Creative Writing at UTS, which is a bit like when Troy Bolton decides to major in dancing and basketball at the end of High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Lucia’s talent is being able to fit her fist in her mouth, although this is inadvisable during public health crises.

Lily Cameron is an emerging writer and editor based in Sydney’s inner west. Her work predominantly focuses on simple representative moments, often exploring queer identities and experiences. Her writing has appeared in Voiceworks, The Brag, Filterand elsewhere.

Alec Le-Grand is a non-binary writer, editor and drag artist. Usually found across Oxford Street and Sydney’s inner-west supporting inclusive queer events, they also spend time outside of the nightlife reflecting, writing and rallying about issues at the intersection of queerness, environmentalism and decolonisation. You can follow their escapades on all platforms @_cloverfields_.

Clare Shiu is a Hong Kong-born Sydneysider teaching English literature in high school. Most of her days are spent reading, writing and marking with her dog Frankie curled at her feet. ‘The Tofu Man’ is her first published work.

About the Launcher

Bri Lee is a freelance writer whose work appears in The Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian, and elsewhere. She regularly appears on ABC TV's The Drum, and ABC Radio National. In 2016 Bri was the recipient of the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship, and in 2017 was one of Griffith Review's Queensland writing fellows. In 2018 she received a Commonwealth Government of Australia scholarship and stipend to work on her second book - Beauty - at the University of Queensland. She is qualified to practice law, but doesn't. She is currently the 2020 Copyright Agency UTS New Writer-in-Residence. 

Contributing Authors - in the order they appear in Empty Sky

Zoe Downing

John Kilbey

Judi Morison

Tom Disalvo

Clare Doughty

Grace McManus

Keira Baker

Harry Webber

Alexander Jan Barendregt

Sophie Katherine Serafim

Eva Baxter

Georgia Wilde

Lucia Mai

Lily Cameron

Clare Shiu

Alec Le-Grand

Caroline Rannard

Zachary Agius

Verity Borthwick

Arielle Bodenstein

Chris Cameron

Zohra Aly

Amanda Rosso Buckton

Robert Carter

Andrea Kovacic

Lily Velez

Samantha Todd

Jazzlyn Innes

C. Winspear 


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    Your ticket to the event, plus a copy of 'Empty Sky', with optional free shipping anywhere in Australia! The Zoom meeting link will form part of the email you receive on completing the registration.

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