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Beejay Silcox

Beejay (she/her)

Beejay is a writer, literary critic, and the Artistic Director of the Canberra Writers Festival. Her reviews and cultural commentary regularly appear in national arts publications and are increasingly finding an international audience, including in the Times Literary SupplementThe Guardian, and The New York Times. An award-winning creative writing teacher, Beejay has taught workshops across the globe, including in the US and Cairo. Her short stories and essays have been selected for a number of Australian anthologies.

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