Melissa Ashley is a writer, poet, birder and academic who tutors in poetry and creative writing at the University of Queensland. She has published a collection of poems,The Hospital for Dolls, short stories, essays and articles. What started out as research for a PhD dissertation on Elizabeth Gould became a labour of love and her first novel, The Birdman’s Wife. Inspired by her heroine, she studied taxidermy as a volunteer at the Queensland Museum. Melissa lives in Brisbane.
Jessie Burton, Hannah Kent and Melissa Ashley talk about their new fiction.
University Club Theatre, UWA
The Collector and the Artist
Fascinating women and their contribution to Australian history.
Tropical Grove, Perth Writers Festival Precinct