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Originally from the UK, Mags Webster is currently based in Western Australia, living on Whadjuk Boodjar of the Noongar Nation. She has an MFA in poetry from City University of Hong Kong, and a PhD in Creative writing from Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Mags' most recent collection of poetry, 'Nothing to Declare' (Puncher & Wattmann), was shortlisted in the 2021 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Her first book 'The Weather of Tongues' (Sunline Press) won the national Anne Elder Award 2011 for best debut collection. Her poems, reviews, academic papers and personal essays have appeared in anthologies and journals in Australia, Asia and America.


Mags is an accomplished story sharer, copywriter, editor, poet, researcher, with experience and networks spanning the UK, Australia, and Asia across the arts and cultural sector, performing, literary and visual arts, commercial theatre, communications, local government, and tertiary education. She has taught undergraduates at the City University of Hong Kong and at Murdoch University, and run creative writing workshops for adults and children in Hong Kong and Perth.

Mags balances freelance assignments with a part-time role as a writer/ researcher for FORM Building a State of Creativity, a cultural non-profit based in Perth. Find her on LinkedIn at

Relevant qualifications

PhD in Creative Writing, Murdoch University, Western Australia
MFA in Creative Writing (Distinction), City University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) First Class in English and Creative Writing, Murdoch University
BA (Hons) English and Drama (2:1), University of Kent, UK

Memberships: Asia-Pacific Writers and Translators, Association for the Study of Australian Literature, Copyright Agency, Cultural Research Network

Recent experience

Guest poet on Bob Greenberg's BrainWaves Video Anthology (USA)
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
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

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