Teachers & Mentors

Since October 2014, I have had the pleasure of working with a lot of very talented writers, teachers, mentors and agents who have helped my writing journey in all sorts of ways. I am now working with the teachers and mentors listed here to bring a range of workshops and events to Australia, and to offer manuscript assessments internationally.

Barbara Turner-Vesselago

Creator Freefall Writing ™, writer and teacher.

Barbara teaches Freefall Writing™ Workshops privately and through universities in Canada, the US, England and Australia. She is a writer and an editor, with a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. Barbara has published 5 books and many shorter pieces (fiction, memoir and non-fiction).

For Writers Write, Barbara is bringing her internationally acclaimed Freefall Writing Workshops to Australia

Find out more about Barbara Turner-Vesselago.

Robin McLean

Writer, teacher, mentor and founder of High Plains Writing.

Robin is an award winning and published author of literary fiction. She received her MFA at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts, USA. Robin has taught writing for the last ten years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Montana Western, and most recently at Clark University. She has led sell-out retreats and intensive creative writing workshops across the US and in Europe.

For Writers Write, Robin is bringing her renowned High Plains Writing Workshops to Australia, and, is available for Manuscript Assessment.

Find out more about Robin McLean.

Tee O’Neill

Playwright, novelist and equine-therapy practitioner.

Tee O’Neill has spent her life both writing and exploring ways to inspire writing in other writers. She believes writers can and should be stimulated by nature and animals.

Tee is a multi-award winning international playwright recently turned novelist. She has been a lecturer and teacher in creative writing for over thirteen years in Australia, Canada, USA and Singapore.

For Writers Write, Tee is opening Piggery Hill for independent and guided residencies and running Writing with Horses workshops.

Find out more about Tee O’Neill.

And then, there is me.

Kirsten Cameron, writer.

I am a Melbourne based writer.

Having always wanted to write in 2014 I overtook the uncertainty that had plagued me and took my first writing workshop. I have not looked back.

My work has been long-listed for the international River Styx micro-fiction prize 2020 and, highly commended for the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Unpublished Manuscript Award 2017 for the novel, Mary And The Sound Of The Gun.

I am alumna of the Curtis Brown Creative Editing Class 2019, Faber Writing Academy Writing a Novel 2017, and Sirenland Writers Workshop 2016, where I was one of 30 from over 800 international applicants selected.  In 2017 I was honoured to audit US writer and Professor Jim Shepard’s Fiction Workshop by invitation at the prestigious Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.

In support of the writing community I am part of, over the last five years I have been coordinating Freefall Writing Workshops in Australia. In 2018 I founded the Freedom to Write Scholarship to give budding writers who have not been afforded the time or encouragement to write access to a generative writing workshop.

I founded Writers Write to make some of the workshops, mentors and resources I have found valuable available to other writers on their journey.

Find out about upcoming workshops and events

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