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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.


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.

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.
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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