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WHY WRITE is a super short podcast that asks one writer one question: why write? Of all the things they could do and ways they could spend their time, why sit in front of that blank page for hours, days, months or years?

Noè Harsel, herself a writer, talks to different types of writers each week to find out why they do it; why they write!

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Today with us, we've got Beau Windon. He's a neurodivergent writer of Wiradjuri descent based in Melbourne, Australia. He writes quirky stories about quirky people with a focus on YA fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, Beau was the recipient of a Writeability Fellowship for his hybrid memoir, and was awarded
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Today we have Sarah Krasnostein. Sarah is a multi-award winning writer and researcher. She is the author of The Trauma Cleaner, The Believer, and most recently Quarterly Essay, number 85, Not Waving, Drowning, on Mental Illness and Vulnerability. Her work has appeared in publications and journals in Australia, America and
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Today we have McKinley Valentine. McKinley Valentine is a neurodivergent writer who reads more Wikipedia articles than can possibly be healthy. She makes The Whippet, a cult hit newsletter of esoterica, unsolicited advice and zero contemporary politics. She is a writer researcher for the ABCs Hard Quiz and her short
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Today we chat to Astrid Edwards. Astrid is an interviewer, writer, advocate and Chair of the Melbourne Writers Festival. She is one half of Bad Producer Productions. An independent Australian podcast network specialising in arts, comedy and sports podcasts. She hosts the Garrett: Writers on Writing and co-hosts Anonymous Was
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Today we have CS Pacat. CS Pacat is a New York Times bestselling author of Dark Rise, the Captive Prince trilogy and the GLAAD-nominated graphic novels Fence. Born in Australia and educated at the University of Melbourne, CS Pacat has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo, and
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Today we have Amie Kaufman. Amie is a New York Times, USA Today and internationally best-selling author of science fiction and fantasy. Several of her series are currently in development for film and TV. Raised in Australia, and occasionally Ireland, Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution,
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Who is Noè?

Noè Harsel has over 15 years’ experience in the arts and culture space, working as a communications professional. She is the Head of Brand & Partnerships with The Jewish Museum of Australia, Chair of Writers Victoria, host of Live Write, an online writers’ group, and co-creator and host of the IGTV show, Sless to Harsel, which is an irreverent look at books, writing and friendship. For more, read on…

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