Chris Gallagher - Director
Chris brings twenty years experience to her position having initiated, mentored, and facilitated writing programs at a national and state level and across many genres. She is a former Director of the Victorian Writers' Centre, a peer advisor to the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and the Chair of the newly formed national organisation, Writing Australia. Chris is an artist in her own right having produced documentary and drama celebrating Australian stories. She has also been Director of the Australian Script Centre in Hobart and Industry and Cultural Development Officer for Screen Tasmania. Her passion for the arts, her management skills and her vision have equipped her to take the Centre into new and exciting territory, with significant increases in major festival partnerships, regional services, and membership numbers during her tenure. Chris has lived in Tasmania for twelve years and has two daughters.
Miranda Harman - Media and Communications
Miranda Harman worked as a journalist for more than 20 years, mainly in senior editing and editorial production roles at The Sydney Morning Herald. The importance and energy of good journalism remains close to her heart, but in 2008 she decided it was time to bring her young family back to her home state of Tasmania. She accepted a position as lecturer in journalism at UTAS and has since diversified into communications and media liaison roles. Apart from her passion for books and writing, she is interested in literacy, climate change, sustainability and agriculture.
Marion Stoneman - Admin, Membership and Workshop co-ordinator
Marion is Administration and Membership Co-ordinator for the Tasmanian Writers' Centre, serving the needs of more than 450 Tasmanian writers. Marion Stoneman has, for five years, convened the only writing group on Hobart's Eastern Shore. Her poetry has been published in Blue Giraffe and the Poet's Republic. She has held an administrative position with Island Magazine and a work placement with one of Tasmania's foremost independent publishers, Pardalote Press. She brings over twenty years experience in customer service and financial management working in small business. Marion holds a Diploma in Education, a Graduate Diploma in Librarianship and additional studies in Professional Writing and Editing. She is currently studying French at tertiary level.
Jo Collins - Finance, Publications, Membership
Jo has many years experience in administration and business managerial roles, having run her own small business for four years as well as similar roles in other small businesses. Jo has also been involved with the film industry (primarily in costume) in Sydney and Tasmania for the past ten years. She is currently also part of the Wide Angle Tasmania admin team.
Pip Dennis - Finance
Pip has spent many moons in arts management, primarily in the performing arts sector, where she held roles with HLA Management, The One Extra Company, Reeldance (Dance on Screen) and Version 1.0 Incorporated. Pip was General Manager for PACT Theatre, Sydney's leading contemporary performance company for emerging artists and currently holds the position of Company Manager for Kickstart Arts, a community cultural development arts organisation in Hobart. Pip has a strong background in financial and strategic management. She also works independently, supporting artists in the creation of their work.