👋 I'm Alan.

I'm a writer, critic and editor at Kill Your Darlings.

I was formerly editorial assistant for Readings Monthly and have worked in editorial with Text Publishing, Inkerman & Blunt and Griffith Review.

I've read and performed my work at writers festivals throughout Australia, delivered talks and workshops at festivals and universities, and have appeared on panels at festivals and conferences in Australia and internationally.

I grew up in regional NSW, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now live in Melbourne.

📝 Writing

🎓 Education

  • 2014: Grad. Dip. Editing & Publishing, RMIT
  • 2010: B. Arts (Creative Writing, Hons 1), Griffith University
  • 2009: B. Communications (Literary Studies & Creative Writing), Griffith University

📧 Contact

alan (dot) vaarwerk (at) gmail (dot) com

alan (at) killyourdarlings (dot) com (dot) au