Contributors from WRITERESPONSE share their thoughts on the performances, exhibitions & events that make up



Stephenie Cahalan is a editor, writer and researcher with an interest in both the sublime (the environment, literature and the arts) and the ridiculous (new media and environmental politics). Her reviews have been published in Art Monthly Australia, Lowdown Magazine, and famous reporter.

Kylie Elizabeth Eastley is a writer, arts consultant and project manager, working with individual artists, businesses and arts organisations to explore new opportunities. She was selected as one of two international bloggers for the Social Enterprise World Forum in San Francisco April 2010 and manages a social enterprise project with Tasmanian Regional Arts.  

Anica Boulanger-Mashberg has a background in both theatre and writing, with a Masters in English, and is currently the editor of the online literary journal Islet , as well doing freelance editing.  She has published poetry, short fiction, academic works, and literary and theatrical reviews; has had several works produced for the stage; and has worked as writer and performer in a variety of cross-artform projects.

Ben Walter's writing and poetry has appeared in a range of publications including Island Magazine, Overland and Famous Reporter. He has received state and federal grants to produce innovative literary projects and is a regular book reviewer for The Sunday Tasmanian. He works at Fullers Bookshop in Hobart.

Patrick Sutczak is a keen writer of short fiction and poetry. He is currently studying Contemporary Art at the University of Tasmania as well as facilitating first-year students in Art Theory. He is Vice-President and Head of Communications for the School of Visual and Performing Arts Volunteer Program and also works as gallery supervisor at Handmark Gallery Evandale.

Wendy Newton is an author and freelance writer with over 17 years experience in media and cultural and community development.  She has a background in depth psychology and esoteric symbolism, and is passionate about the transformative power of art, issues of audience accessibility and engagement, and art as a measure of the health and wellbeing in a community. 

Lucy Wilson Magnus, for nearly 20 years, has straddled a career between ABC Radio and independent theatre. She’s worked as a producer with ABC Radio National and local ABC in Melbourne and Hobart. For theatre she’s worked as an animateur producer and performer, most notable for her show underwhere which was performed from a manhole pit in the street (Hobart 2007 & Adelaide 2008).

Anneliese Milk is a Hobart-based writer who contributes to online sites including Write Response, The Dwarf and Lowdown Magazine. Anneliese has a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University with a Creative Writing Major, and has completed her Honours in Art History.

Gai Anderson is a writer, performing artist and community arts worker based in Cygnet Tasmania. She is currently working on a Story Telling with Puppets Project with Primary School children  and a puppet-based adult show  for Theatre.  Gai  has just returned from Rote in  Eastern Indonesia where she produced a local community arts festival , whilst creating short drama and puppet projects in local schools. Gai is also the Tasmanian contributing Editor for Lowdown Magazine.