MWF Program Manager, Jessica Alice, announced as Writers SA Director

We’re delighted that our colleague Jessica Alice will soon join Writers SA as Director.

“As MWF program manager, Jessica has curated and managed vibrant, inclusive, and exciting festival programs. We wish her every success in her new role, and her continued contribution to Australia’s literary landscape,” said Shona Barrett, Melbourne Writers Festival CEO.

Jessica is widely published as a writer, with works in publications as diverse as The Guardian Australia, VICE, Overland and Cordite Poetry Review. As a broadcaster, Jessica has presented and produced radio programs with 3CR Melbourne, Triple R and Radio Adelaide. For the last 18 months she has been the program manager at Melbourne Writers Festival.

“Jessica’s experience in literature and the arts makes her ideal to lead Writers SA into its next chapter. Her appointment is a great win for writers in South Australia,” said Dr Amy Matthews, Chair of the Writers SA Board.

“I am thrilled to be joining Writers SA,” said Jessica. “It is an honour to continue Sarah Tooth’s impressive legacy and I am excited to begin work with the team. Writers SA’s members are the life force of the literary arts and, indeed, South Australia is home to some of Australia’s best-loved writers.”

For more information contact MWF on [email protected]

IMAGE CREDIT: Photograph of Jessica Alice by Aimee Fairman