Josephine Wilson: Josephine Wilson’s second novel, Extinctions, won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Colin Roderick Award after winning the inaugural Dorothy Hewett Award in manuscript form. Extinctions was also shortlisted for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction.

Josephine is a Perth-based writer whose career began in the area of performance. Her early works included The Geography of Haunted Places, with Erin Hefferon,
Customs. Her first novel was Cusp, (UWA Publishing, 2005). Josephine has taught at Murdoch, the University of Western Australia, and Curtin University.

Narelda Jacobs: Narelda Jacobs has been a journalist at Network Ten for 16 years and is the presenter of Perth’s Ten Eyewitness News at 5.

Narelda loves her home town of Perth, with the world’s warmest people and best lifestyle. Her on-air profile has given Narelda the opportunity to get involved in countless community events.

Narelda’s a patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Assoc WA. She’s an Ambassador for the David Wirrpanda Foundation, Breast Cancer Care WA & the Disability Services Commission. In 2011 she was 1 of 13 WA women who trekked Kokoda to raise money for Breast Cancer Care WA.

Anne-Louise Willoughby: Anne-Louise’s is a creative writer who has worked in print media and written a novel. She has a predilection for expansive context and detailed story-telling, and hold a Ph.D.

The Ph.D. produced a publishable manuscript, many memorable semesters as a lecturer and tutor, and enough late nights to warrant a bulb of garlic hanging on the study door. Anne-Louise continues to teach at UWA with a particular interest in memoir and biography

Registrations for the ETAWA annual State conference on Saturday, May 18th are now open for Early Bird registration. BOOK NOW! Early Bird Registration closes on 30th April.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with colleagues from other schools and sectors. The state conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, hear about resources, discuss curriculum innovation and assessment, in a supportive and collegial environment.

This year our conference will be held at Shenton College in Shenton Park. The school is within walking distance of the Fremantle train line, 998 and 999 bus routes, and has plenty of free parking on site.

Please download the registration form