Jessica Alice is a writer, broadcaster and artistic programmer.
Jessica is the Director of Writers SA, the peak organisation for writing and literature in South Australia. She was formerly Program Manager of Melbourne Writers Festival where she curated and delivered an annual ten-day program of events featuring over 300 Australian and international artists.
Jessica sits on a number of boards and committees and is Deputy Chair of the Melbourne Festival Shadow Board, Chair of the Kat Muscat Fellowship, a Board Member of SYN Media, and a member of the RMIT School of Creative Writing Programming Advisory Committee. Jessica sat on the executive leadership team at Regional Arts Victoria and was Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2014 & 15.
Jessica is one of 20 arts leaders taking part in the Australia Council’s 2018 Future Leaders Program.
Jessica’s writing and reviews have been published in The Guardian Australia, Metro Magazine, Overland, Junkee, VICE, The Lifted Brow, Spook, The Victorian Writer, Voiceworks, and Cordite Poetry Review, among others.
She has previously held editorial positions as the Sex & Gender Columnist for Spook Magazine, the Poetry & Short Prose Editor of The Lifted Brow, Literature & Books Editor of Lip magazine, Deputy Online Editor for Kill Your Darlings, and Poetry Editor of Voiceworks.
Jessica was a presenter and producer of Women on the Line and Spoken Word for 3CR Melbourne, presented poetry news for The Powder Room on Triple R’s Aural Text program, and was Radio Adelaide Breakfast’s feminist insider.
She tweets @jessica_alice_. Contact via jessicaaliceau[@]gmail[.]com