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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 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 Bram Presser Write?

    Why Does Bram Presser Write?

    WHY DOES BRAM PRESSER WRITE?

    IG: @iaminstabram
    Twitter: @BramPresser
    Facebook: @BramPresserAuthor
    Web: brampresser.com & a book for ants
    Publications: The Book of Dirt

    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 Bram Presser. Bram is a lapsed criminal lawyer and academic and has been a cartoon character twice. He's also a musician and an internationally and nationally award winning Australian writer, whose best-selling first novel, The Book of Dirt went on to receive the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Fiction, New Writing and the People's Choice Award, as well as the Voss Award and the National Jewish Book Award in America for Debut Fiction. 

    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.

    • 13 min
    Why Does Alice Pung Write?

    Why Does Alice Pung Write?

    WHY DOES ALICE PUNG WRITE?

    Web: alicepung.net
    Publications: List of Alice's books

    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 Alice Pung, Alice is a best selling Australian writer whose award winning books include Unpolished Gem, Laurinda, and Her Father’s Daughter. Her latest book is 100 Days.

    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.

    • 8 min
    Why Does Andrea Rowe Write?

    Why Does Andrea Rowe Write?

    WHY DOES ANDREA ROWE WRITE?

    IG: @andrearowe_coastwriter
    Twitter: @AndreaRowe_au
    Web: andrearowe.com.au
    Publications: Jetty Jumping

    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 Andrea Rowe. Andrea is a Victorian Children's YA author, short story writer and she has published in anthologies and magazines. Her debut book Jetty Jumping has been shortlisted in the 2022 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood. Andrea won the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Award, and is a professional copywriter and content strategist for several respected Australian charities. She's also the founder of the Peninsula Writers' Club and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor's Writing Award.

    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 Thuy On Write?

    Why Does Thuy On Write?

    WHY DOES THUY ON WRITE?

    IG: @poemsbythuy
    Twitter: @thuy_on
    Publications: Turbulance

    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 Thuy On. Thuy is an arts journalist, editor, critic and poet. She's currently the reviews editor of Arts Hub. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, was published in 2020 by UWAP. Her second collection, Decadence, will be released later this year in 2022.

    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 Melanie Cheng Write?

    Why Does Melanie Cheng Write?

    WHY DOES MELANE CHENG WRITE?

    Twitter: @mslcheng
    Web: melaniechengwriter
    Publications: Australia Day, Room for a Stranger

    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 Melanie Cheng. Melanie is a writer based in Melbourne. Her debut short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript and the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. Her debut novel, Room for a Stranger was shortlisted for the 2020 New South Wales Premier Literary Awards, and Long Listed for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Age, The Weekend Australian, Meanjin, the Griffith Review, Overland, and SBS online, among others. In 2021, she was a health columnist for The Saturday Paper.

    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
    Season 2 TRAILER!

    Season 2 TRAILER!

    Hear more about why do writers write!

    Season one is available now!
    Catch up here.

    What makes someone sit and stare at that blank paper for hours, days, let’s face it, YEARS? Surely there are better things to do, things that aren’t so torturous?!
    I’m Noè Harsel and I’m a writer, just like you, and I wanted to find this out, I wanted to know why — why write?

    Join me for WHY WRITE a super short podcast, asking one writer, each week, this most important question — why write?

    Subscribe now, wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Why Write is supported by Writers Victoria

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