Projects and Communications Officer
Deidre Robb’s background is in the library and contemporary craft/design sectors. Since moving to WA from NZ eight years ago, the main emphasis of her work has been in project management and event management. She has worked to a diverse range of briefs including 'celebrate the anniversary of the State library', ‘design and deliver a National Year of Reading program’, 'create new opportunities for local artists and artisans to promote and sell their work', and ‘improve civic pride’. Her volunteer roles include being an Artistic Director for an arts, culture, heritage and education organization and a gallery attendant/assistant.
Melinda Tognini has more than 20 years’ experience in teaching, mentoring and facilitating workshops for writers of all ages and levels. Melinda’s feature articles, travel writing, and personal essays have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Australia and the US. Her book, Many Hearts, One Voice: the story of the War Widows’ Guild in Western Australia was published in 2015.
When she’s not adding events and writing opportunities to Writing WA’s website, she can be found working on various writing projects, including an historical fiction for younger readers, mentoring young people through charity 12 Buckets, or being a taxi driver for her two teenage children.