Alice Chipkin

Alice Chipkin is an emerging writer, artist and educator currently living in Melbourne. Her published nonfiction and poetry can be found in The Lifted Brow, Archer Magazine, Cordite Poetry Review and South African publications Carapace Poetry and Tiny Press.

Alice was awarded the 2015 Dwight Prize for English at the University of Melbourne for her thesis on comics and forms of queer autobiography. She is particularly passionate about the medium of visual storytelling as a tool for processing and expressing challenging emotions.

As an educator, Alice has worked in Australia’s not-for-profit sector for the past seven years and has worked with Express Media as their Schools Program Producer since 2016. She has partnered with the Stella Prize for their Girls Write Up Festivals, the State Library of Victoria for Story Camp, LitFest 2444, Express Media and the Melbourne Writers Festival to facilitate panels as well as develop and deliver workshops on writing and comics-making for teenagers.

She spends the rest of her time as a bookseller for Readings and as an unqualified (but equally enthusiastic) volunteer on the site maintenance team at CERES Environment Park, where she lives out her power-tool-using dreams.