The Writers Panel - ASAL Conference

When:15 Mar 2019, 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue:Io Myers Studio, UNSW
Who:UNSWriting, ASAL, Copyright Agency

The Writers Panel features features a number of distinguished writers including Anna Couani, Evelyn Araluen, Angelo Louakis, and Ellen van Neerven who will read from the work of Antigone Kefala and from their own work.

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Anna Couani 1

Anna Couani is a Sydney writer and visual artist who runs The Shop Gallery in the inner Sydney suburb of Glebe.

Her recent publications of poetry are Thinking Process, Owl Press 2017 and Small Wonders, Flying Islands Press 2012.
She ran a small press called Sea Cruise Books and has edited several anthologies of prose. She edited a chapbook for Cordite called Falling Angels. She spent her working life teaching art and ESL in secondary schools, mostly in Intensive English Centres.



Angelo LoukakisAngelo Loukakis has been a writer, teacher, scriptwriter, editor and publisher.

He is the author of the fiction titles For the Patriarch, Vernacular Dreams, Messenger, The Memory of Tides, and Houdini’s Flight. His non-fiction works include a book for children, The Greeks, and the book of the SBS television series, Who Do You Think You Are? His collection of short stories, For the Patriarch, was winner of a New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award. He was Executive Director of the Australian Society of Authors, 2010–16.


Ellen van NeervenEllen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East Queensland) and Dutch heritage.

Ellen writes fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction.



Image: Jamie James 


Evelyn AraluenEvelyn Araluen is a teacher and researcher working in Indigenous literatures at the University of Sydney.

In 2017 she was the winner of the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. Born, raised, and writing in Dharug country, she is a descendant of the Bundjalung nation.





This is a free event. Please join us for snacks at 5:30pm before the Writers Panel starts at 6pm. The Io Myers Foyer Bar will also be open for drinks.

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The Writers Panel is supported with funding from the Copyright Agency.

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Finding us
Io Myers Studio is located at the entrance to Gate 2 High St, Kensington. Look for the Creative Practice Lab neon sign in our foyer windows.

There is limited parking in the Gate 2 area around Io Myers Studio but free parking is available from 6:30pm in the car park next to NIDA accessed through Day Ave.

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