Artists in this event:
Vanessa Milton – ABC Open Producer, Bega NSW
Before joining ABC Open in 2010, Vanessa worked as a documentary editor, receiving the Australian Film Institute award for her work on the documentary “Forbidden Lie$”. Vanessa Milton co-developed ABC Open’s first writing project, 500 Words. She is passionate about non-fiction storytelling in any medium.
Ian Walker – Supervising Producer ABC Open, Sydney NSW
Ian is a key part of the editorial team at ABC Open, moderating, editing, curating and crowdsourcing all manner of user-generated content from people all across the country. He distributes the best of it across ABC’s networks and platforms. His background is as a TV and radio documentary maker and is a former newsreader on triple j.
Emily Bissland – ABC Open Producer, Warnambool, VIC
Emily has worked in the fields of outdoor and environmental education, town planning and animation. In 2011 she joined ABC Open in North West Queensland (based in Mount Isa) and then took up the Warrnambool Open Producer in 2013. Emily loves a challenge and the power of personal stories.
Jessie Ansons – ABC Open contributor, writer and blogger, Newcastle, NSW
Jessie Ansons has been contributing to ABC Open’s 500 Words project for the past 2 years. In that time, she has published over 20 stories, or as she describes it, “an accidental memoir in 10,000 words.” Jessie’s short stories have been published in three hard-copy books and five eBooks and she’s now working on her first novel.