The Art of the Sentence
Time & Location
About The Event
WA Writers United members $20/ non members $30
Ben founded the Bunbury Writers Group and hosts spoken word nights. Hisshort fiction has been performed — LitLive Perth — published — Grok, Braindrip, StyleusLit and upcoming in Verge— and nationally awarded — KSP,
Armadale Writer’s Award. Home Invasion — his collection of short fiction — was long-listed for the
2019 Fogarty Award, for the best-unpublished manuscript for a West Australian
writer under 35. He has won spoken word competitions, and finished 3 rd in the 2019 WA leg of the
Australian Poetry Slam State Final. In 2020 he will be a writer in residence at
Mattie Furphie House for the Fellowship of Australian Writers WA.
He quit teaching at the end of 2017 to follow his dream of becoming a
writer. It doesn’t pay the bills, but it makes him damn happy.