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Monique Mulligan is an author, interviewer, and founder of the Stories on Stage program in Perth.

A former journalist, news editor and publisher, she works part-time in arts marketing.


Born in Sydney and now living in Perth, Monique Mulligan is a former publisher, newspaper editor, journalist, children’s curriculum writer, book reviewer, and magazine editor.

In 2012, through her part-time work at Koorliny Arts Centre, she founded the successful Stories on Stage program, which features authors talking or being interviewed in a theatre setting. From 2016-2018, she was a publisher and editorial director at Serenity Press.

Monique’s debut contemporary fiction novel Wherever You Go was published by Pilyara Press in 2020. Her second novel Wildflower is due for release in March 2022. Monique has had essays and short stories published in several anthologies, most recently Reflections on Our Relationships with Anne of Green Gables: Kindred Spirits, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and South of the Sun: Australian Fairy Tales for the 21st Century. When she’s not working you will usually find Monique a) writing b) reading c) cooking and d) taking photos for her cat’s Instagram page. When she’s socialising, she’s usually behind a camera or in a corner hanging out with other introverts and making mental notes for stories.

Relevant qualifications

B/Arts (Psychology) - Charles Sturt University

Recent experience

Perth Writers Week - session chair 2019, 2018, 2017
Stories on Stage 2012-2021, Koorliny Arts Centre
Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival (Bridgetown) 2021 - workshop presenter
Australian Fairy Tale Society conference presenter, 2018
Children's Book Week presenter 2016-2020

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Email [email protected]




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