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Originally from the UK, Mags Webster is currently based in Western Australia, living on Whadjuk Boodjar of the Noongar Nation. From 2011 to 2014 Mags lived, worked and studied in Hong Kong.

Mags’ work (poetry, reviews, academic papers and essays) has appeared in various anthologies and journals in Australia, Asia and America. In 2011, her poetry book "The Weather of Tongues" (Sunline Press) won Australia’s national Anne Elder Award for best debut collection. Her next collection "nothing to declare" has just been published by Puncher & Wattmann.


Mags is a freelance writer, researcher editor and content generator with work experience spanning the UK, Australia and Asia. Her experience includes positions in local government, performing arts, PR, marketing and media management, the cultural non-profit sector and higher education. She has taught undergraduates at the City University of Hong Kong and at Murdoch University.

Mags is currently a part-time in-house writer and researcher for FORM Building a State of Creativity, a cultural non-profit based in Perth.

Relevant qualifications

PhD in Creative Writing at Murdoch University of Western Australia (due for completion mid-2020)
MFA in Creative Writing from City University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) First Class in English and Creative Writing from Murdoch University
BA (Hons) English and Drama from the University of Kent, UK

Memberships: Out of the Asylum Writers Group, Australasian Association of Writing Programs, Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators

Recent experience

Guest poet at international online event Isolation Break (New York Writers Workshop and Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators)
Panellist at New York Writers Workshop Sardinia
Guest lecturer at Murdoch University (poetry, storytelling in Australia)
Resident poet at Nanga Music Festival
Guest performer at Denmark Festival of the Voice


nothing to declare

nothing to declare

Publisher: Puncher and Wattmann

Publ. date: 2020

Genre: Poetry

The Weather of Tongues

The Weather of Tongues

Publisher: Sunline Press

Publ. date: 2011

Genre: Poetry

Get in touch

Email [email protected]


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