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Sharon Flindell

Sharon Flindell

CEO

Email s.flindell[at]writingwa.org

Sharon Flindell has worked across cultural industries - both in Australia and internationally - for more than thirty years, working with many exceptional artists including Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Michael Nyman and Robert Lepage. As a London-based independent producer some key projects included producing and programming Hungary's first international contemporary arts festival of the post-communist era; producing the interdisciplinary work Dinner (Director, Jonathan Stone) as an international co-production with Spoleto Festival Charleston, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival USA and Glasgow City of Culture; and the sell-out West End run of the Schiller Theater (Berlin) production of Macbeth. She has been the CEO of Writing WA since 2005.

Carrie Cox

Carrie Cox

Communications Manager

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Carrie Cox is a senior journalist, corporate communicator and author who is passionate about promoting and supporting quality writing across all platforms.

She has worked as a writer and editor at newspapers and magazines across Australia, as well as providing senior communications services to such organisations as the WA Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Edith Cowan University, the McCusker Centre for Citizenship and Foundation Housing.

Carrie published her first novel, Afternoons with Harvey Beam, with Fremantle Press in 2018, and was also a contributor to their 2021 anthology Women of a Certain Rage. Her second novel, So Many Beats of the Heart, will be published by Affirm Press in March 2022.

Carrie has also taught journalism units at Curtin, Murdoch, Notre Dame and Edith Cowan universities since 2010.

Melinda Tognini

Melinda Tognini

Digital Communications

Email info[at]writingwa.org

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.

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