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  • Dr Alex Vickery-Howe

    Dr Alex Vickery-Howe is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. In 2008 he made his
    writing debut with a bilingual, bicultural horror rock musical in Okinawa, Japan, where it
    opened the Kijimuna Festival (now Ricca Ricca Festival) and played to rave reviews and full
    houses, before selling out again at the Adelaide OzAsia Festival. He has subsequently
    written and published works for a number of Australian theatre companies. On screen, Alex
    has written and directed short films which have played to a variety of international festivals.
    He holds a PhD from Flinders University, where he specialises in writing internationally for
    younger audiences.

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  • "Here’s to Brutality" (Editing and Publishing Live!)

    From big structural issues to hooks and semicolons, and everything in-between... the Word Docs are all over it. Together, Amy, Sean and Alex have edited a lot and been edited even more. In this episode the docs become surgeons, unpacking the editorial process in forensic detail. 




    Word Docs Podcast Recap

    Alex, Amy and Sean (aka Dr Alex Vickery-Howe, Dr Amy T Matthews and Dr Sean Williams)
    are professional writers who also lecture full-time at Flinders University, South Australia.
    They’ve joined forces to cover topics of interest to new writers in a lively, conversational
    style that frequently segues to areas far from where they started. If you’ve ever wondered
    what writers talk about beyond the lecture theatre or festival circuit, here’s your chance to
    find out.

  • "Warts and All" (Living with Art and Artist)

    This week, our intrepid Word Docs dig down into the relationship between writers and their words. Can you separate the fiction on the page from the reality of its wider context? Which matters more, the message of the author or the impact of the work? And what happens when your favourite creator turns out to be an appalling human? Join Amy T. Matthews, Sean Williams and a particularly hyper Alex Vickery-Howe as they unpack that thorny relationship between story and storyteller. 


    For more 'Word Docs', CLICK HERE.

  • Blind Insights: The Power of Words (Special guest Steve Davis)

    With speech and language dominating most of our communication, it is quite fun to ponder just how significant words can be in our lives. Steve Davis of radio and marketing fame, joins David, comms student and master wordsmith, and Tim, a loquacious student of English, to tangentially pontificate the efficacious lexicons available to specifically elicit desired outcomes in interpersonal relations. Or, in other words, three men have a prolonged chat about the wonders of speaking and writing. One may critique this description for being sesquipedalian (using for using long words unnecessarily), to which we retort by highlighting the irony of such a label.


    Discover more of Steve's words through his podcast The Adelaide Show, or find his work with Talked About Marketing.

    If you have any thoughts, questions, or want to how to best manifest destiny and contribute to your community, contact us and send us an audio clip at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Want to work with David? Get in contact on his website.

    Need help with your podcast project? Ask Tim of Whimsy Productions.

  • Dr Amy Matthews

    Dr Amy Matthews is an award-winning novelist who publishes literary fiction under the
    name Amy T Matthews and historical fiction under the name Tess LeSue. She's published
    short stories in collections including Best Australian Stories and co-edited three anthologies
    of short fiction and poetry. Amy is a past chair and current board member of Writers SA and
    teaches creative writing at Flinders University. Her current research focusses on writing
    colonial historical fiction and the intersections of gender, race and power in romance. This
    makes it all sound very serious. It's actually ridiculously fun.

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  • Dr Sean Williams

    Dr Sean Williams is an award-winning, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of forty-nine novels and over one hundred and twenty short stories for adults, young adults and children.

    As well as his original fiction, he has contributed to shared universes such as Star Wars and Doctor Who, collaborated with authors like Garth Nix, and lived on an Antarctica base in the name of research. His latest novel is Impossible Music, about a young heavy metal guitarist who loses his hearing. He teaches creative writing at Flinders University and writes music under the monicker “theadelaidean”.


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  • Fresh Jobs

    Exclusive content you can't hear on the air about everything Fresh Jobs.

  • Hard Knock Knocks

    Learning stand-up comedy? Hitting the open mic circuit, but improving your skills way too slowly? Are you looking for that edge to improve your stand-up comedy skills to fast track your comedy career?

  • Kesta Fleming: Marlow Brown - Scientist in the Making

    Kesta Fleming reads aloud from her debut chapter book 'Marlow Brown - Scientist in the Making' and our student reviewer Liv gives us her rating of this book.  

    Plus, our regular recommender Rebecca provides her insights on Marlow Brown.

    In Tracey's tip, Tracey discusses practices that impact reading motivation and the important role of the teacher in helping students find 'that' book.



  • Once Upon a Tangent

    They write ads for a living, but can they ‘sell’ their idea for their own children’s story, while the other one tears it apart?

  • Tracey Grice

    System Coach: Literacy, Literacy Consultant, Creator - WritersRead by LiTracey Podcast

  • Wayne Deakin: Overcoming the wilful ignorance in comedy

    When you start out in comedy, you're looking for stuff that is funny. When you get good, you find stuff you want to talk about, and make that funny. So says comedian Wayne Deakin, a 20 plus year veteran of stand-up comedy who has performed in London, New York, Las Vegas, Montreal, all over Australia, AND to Aussie troops in the Middle East.

    In this School of Hard Knock Knocks podcast episode straight shooter 'Deaks' shares his philosophy on taboo topics, discusses the wilful ignorance of audiences, and shares great advice for up and comers who prefer to perform more edgy topics.

    And if you enjoy this interview with comedian Wayne Deakin, you might be interested to learn that he's our guest comedy coach at the School of Hard Knock Knocks stand-up comedy course in Melbourne this September.

    Checkout for more information and to sign up.

    And now, here's host Steve Davis, and comedian Wayne Deakin



  • Word Docs

    Alex, Amy and Sean (aka Dr Alex Vickery-Howe, Dr Amy T Matthews and Dr Sean Williams)
    are professional writers who also lecture full-time at Flinders University, South Australia.

  • Writers Read by Litracey

    Welcome to The Writers Read podcast - getting THAT book in children's hands.


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