Presented by the Faculty of Arts, in conjunction with Brisbane Writers Festival

ABC Radio National’s Sarah Kanowski will host a lively panel discussion with arts leader and producer/programmer Stephen Armstrong, academic Dr Stuart Glover and author/editor Katrina Strickland.


Stephen Armstrong
Art Centre Melbourne

Stephen is the Creative Producer of Art Centre Melbourne’s Asian Performing Arts Program. As a producer and programmer, Stephen has held executive positions with Malthouse Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre Company. As an arts commentator, he appeared regularly on ABC TV’s Critical Mass program. For the Australia Council, Stephen has Chaired the Theatre Board and the New Media Arts Board. In 2012-13, Stephen was Program Manager for The Myer Foundation, co-produced the feature film, The Boy Castaways, and curated a series of Secular Sermons for Alain de Botton’s School of Life project. He majored in the History & Philosophy of Science at Melbourne University and completed the Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Katrina Strickland
The Australian Financial Review

Katrina Strickland is deputy editor of the Australian Financial Review Magazine. She has been writing about the arts for more than 15 years, for six as arts editor of the Australian Financial Review. Prior to that she worked at The Australian for 11 years, including as arts editor. She was joint winner of the 2010 Trawalla Foundation Arts Journalism Scholarship and is a World Press Institute fellow.

Dr Stuart Glover
Faculty of Arts, The University of Queensland

Dr Stuart Glover Lectures in Creative Writing in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at UQ. He is co-editor of Hot Iron Corrugated Sky: 100 Years of Queensland Writing and several anthologies of student writing. He was the founding Director of the Brisbane Writers Festival, the first Manager for Writing at Arts Queensland, founding Director of QPIX (the Queensland screen development centre), founding Chair of Multi-Media Art Asia-Pacific, Chair of Q Music, Board member and Acting Chair of the Queensland Theatre Company, Deputy Chair of the Queensland Writers Centre, and Acting Chair and a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He has written for McSweeney’s, Radio National, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow and Island magazine. He is the founding Chair of the renegade Queensland Literary Awards Inc that were established following the demise of the Premier’s awards in 2012. And he is the publisher of Bumf, a literary website specialising in pleasingly short works.


Ms Sarah Kanowski
ABC Radio National

Sarah Kanowski is the presenter of Weekend Arts on ABC Radio National. She has also studied English at Oxford University, edited Island magazine in Tasmania and herded goats in Chile. Her first degree was a Bachelor of Arts with Hons in English from the University of Queensland.

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