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Summary

Vivienne is a Western Australian writer and performer, working in poetry, fiction, performance and spoken word. She is most inspired by the big questions of the day and the small moments that link us all. She’s at her most creative when blending music, sound, text, light and movement in live performance.
Vivienne enjoys chairing sessions and presenting at Writers Festivals and she has also been invited to several writing residencies in Australia and abroad.
Vivienne is committed to community arts and inclusivity and works with Afeif Ismail transcreating his poetry and plays into English.
Vivienne holds a PhD candidate from the University of Western Australia, which researched representations of science in performance, and is a book reviewer and theatre critic.

Biography

Over 15 of Vivienne's plays have been produced and several have been nominated or have received awards. Many are available online through Australian Plays: https://australianplays.org/playwright/ASC-3545.
She has two poetry collections, The Softness of Water (Sunline Press) and A Simple Rain (Letholgica Press) and her work has appeared in Journals and Anthologies, (including Westerly, TEXT, Blue Dog, Colloquy, Mascara).
Vivienne works with Afeif Ismail as co-transcreator of his poems and plays into English. The African Magician was nominated for an AWGIE (2011).
She has been invited to residencies with Arts Catalyst, London, Djerassi Resident Artist Programme, San Francisco, Peter Cowan Writers Centre, Perth, Stages/Cummins Theatre, Merredin (WA) and Bush Retreat for Ecowriters (BREW), New South Wales.
She has written over twenty book and theatre reviews for publications such as The Conversation, Australian Book Review, Mascara, The Australia Times.
Vivienne offers workshops on poetry and playwriting and works as a dramaturge and writing mentor.

Relevant qualifications

Honorary Research Fellow (current, University of Western Australia)
Doctor of Philosophy Creative Writing (University of Western Australia)
Postgraduate Certificate in Acting (Drama Studio London)
Bachelor of Science (University of London, Imperial College)

Recent experience

Mentor for Indian Ocean Writing Programme, Centre for Stories 2018 & 2019
Commissioned with Afeif Ismail to create three videos on transcreation by ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children & Young People 2019
Invited to write poetic interventions/responses to be displayed with Philippa Nikulinsky's artworks at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of WA 2019
Panel chair for the Perth Writers Week Festival in 2019
Screen West award to work as a script consultant and co-transcreator for Istenad Haddad 2018

Publications

Mom! This world lies to us!

Mom! This world lies to us!

Publisher: Amazon Books

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: poetry

Orphaned Birds

Orphaned Birds

Publisher: Amazon Books

Publ. date: 2015

Genre: poetry

3 Seeds (3 one-act plays)

3 Seeds (3 one-act plays)

Publisher: self-published available from the author

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Drama

Breath of the Sea

Breath of the Sea

Publisher: 10 Eclectic poets of Peter Cowan Writers Centre (available from author)

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: poetry anthology

Son of the Nile

Son of the Nile

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publisher

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences

A Simple Rain

A Simple Rain

Publisher: Lethologica Press

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Poetry

The Cat in the Box

The Cat in the Box

Publisher: Prickly Pear Playscripts & Australian Plays online

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Drama

The African Magician

The African Magician

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publisher

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Theatre for Young Audiences

The Softness of Water

The Softness of Water

Publisher: Sunline Press

Publ. date: 2009

Genre: poetry

Amber Contains the Sun

Amber Contains the Sun

Publisher: Quintessence: 5 poets (available from the author)

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: poetry anthology

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.vivienneglance.com

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