20 episodes

WHY WRITE is a super short podcast that asks one writer one question: why write? Of all the things they could do and ways they could spend their time, why sit in front of that blank page for hours, days, months or years?
Noè Harsel, herself a writer, spends time with different types of writers each week to find out why they do it; why they write!

To reach out and for show notes, please contact us on whywrite.com.au
This podcast is supported by Writers Victoria, peak body for writers in Victoria, Australia. For information on how Writers Victoria can support you, please see writersvictoria.org.au

Why Write‪?‬ Noè Harsel

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WHY WRITE is a super short podcast that asks one writer one question: why write? Of all the things they could do and ways they could spend their time, why sit in front of that blank page for hours, days, months or years?
Noè Harsel, herself a writer, spends time with different types of writers each week to find out why they do it; why they write!

To reach out and for show notes, please contact us on whywrite.com.au
This podcast is supported by Writers Victoria, peak body for writers in Victoria, Australia. For information on how Writers Victoria can support you, please see writersvictoria.org.au

    Why Does Anna Spargo-Ryan Write?

    Why Does Anna Spargo-Ryan Write?

    WHY DOES ANNA SPARGO-RYAN WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today I have Anna Spargo-Ryan. Anna is a Melbourne writer whose latest book is A KIND OF MAGIC. She was the inaugural winner of the Horne Prize and is the Nonfiction Editor at Island Magazine.

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 11 min
    Why Does Kate Cuthbert Write?

    Why Does Kate Cuthbert Write?

    WHY DOES KATE CUTHBERT WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today I have Kate Cuthbert. Kate is the editorial director at Pantera Press. Previously, she held senior roles at both Writers Victoria and Harlequin Australia. A genre fiction advocate and enthusiast, she's currently pursuing a PhD examining representations of Australia on book covers and in book titles, and is a co-host on the podcast, What Would Danbury Do.

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 14 min
    Why Does Danielle Binks Write?

    Why Does Danielle Binks Write?

    WHY DOES DANIELLE BINKS WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today we have Danielle Binks. Danielle is a Melbourne-based writer and literary agent with Jacinta di Mase Management. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin, an anthology of new Australian young adult writing inspired by the #LoveOzYA movement, which won the ABIA Book of the Year for Older Children (Ages 13+). The Year the Maps Changed, Danielle’s bestselling middle-grade novel, was a 2021 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book. Her first solo YA novel The Monster of Her Age released in 2021, and won in the Young Adult category of the 2022 Indie Book Awards. Danielle is also teaching Fiction & Young Adult Writing in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University.

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 10 min
    Why Does Andy Jackson Write?

    Why Does Andy Jackson Write?

    WHY DOES ANDY JACKSON WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today I have Andy Jackson. Andy is a poet and creative writing teacher, and was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship. He has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the John Bray Poetry Award and the Victorian Premier's Prize for Poetry. Andy has co-edited disability-themed issues of Southerly and Australian Poetry Journal, and his latest poetry collection is "Human Looking", which won the 2022 ALS Gold Medal and the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry.

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 11 min
    Why Does Paul Dalgarno Write?

    Why Does Paul Dalgarno Write?

    WHY DOES PAUL DALGARNO WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today I have Paul Dalgarno. Paul is an author and journalist. He was Deputy Editor of The Conversation (Australia) and a Senior Writer and Features Editor at The Herald newspaper group in the UK. He has written for The Guardian, Big Issues Scotland and Australian Book Review. He’s Scottish by birth and upbringing and has lived in Australia since 2010. His most recent publication is a Country of Eternal Life.

    Full transcript is available on whywrite.com.au

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 14 min
    Why Does Ashley Kalagian Blunt Write?

    Why Does Ashley Kalagian Blunt Write?

    WHY DOES ASHLEY KALAGIAN BLUNT WRITE?

    Noè
    Welcome to Why Write, a super short podcast that asks writers just that, why they write. Hi, I'm Noè Harsel, a writer and Chair of Writers Victoria, and I'm excited to chat to a diverse group of writers and simply ask, why write? I'm glad you're here with me.

    Today I have Ashley Kalagian Blunt. Ashley is the author of Dark Mode, an internationally published psychological thriller. Her earlier books are How to be Australian, a memoir, and My Name is Revenge, a collection of fiction and essays, which was a finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Awards.  Her writing appears in the Sydney Morning Herald, Overland, Griffith Review and Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings and other places. Ashley co-hosts James and Ashley Stay at Home, a podcast about writing, creativity and health, and teaches creative writing. Originally from Canada, she has lived and worked in South Korea, Peru and Mexico. 

    Full transcript is available on whywrite.com.au

    Why Write is a Writers Victoria podcast. All programs and information about becoming a member with us at writers Victoria is available at writersvictoria.org.au

    We hope you enjoyed Why Write and if you did, please tell your friends and don't forget to subscribe and leave a review on Apple iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
    Why Write was recorded at Brand Music and engineered by Michael Burrows.

    Original Music by Brand Music.

    • 10 min

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