👋 I'm Alan.
I'm editor at Kill Your Darlings, and also sometimes a writer and critic.
I was formerly editorial assistant for Readings Monthly and have worked in editorial with Text Publishing, Inkerman & Blunt and Griffith Review.
I've delivered talks and workshops at festivals and universities, and have appeared on panels at festivals and conferences in Australia and internationally.
I grew up on Bundjalung and Gumbayngirr country in northern NSW, grew up some more in Brisbane, and now live in Melbourne.
Panels and Conversations
Melbourne Writers Festival / Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Conference / SPN Independent Publishing Conference / Emerging Writers Festival / Digital Writers Festival / Brisbane Writers Festival / National Young Writers Festival
Workshops and Talks
Emerging Writers Festival / Terror Australis Readers & Writers Festival / Noted Festival
2014: Grad. Dip. Editing & Publishing, RMIT
2010: B. Arts (Creative Writing, Hons 1), Griffith University
2009: B. Communications (Literary Studies & Creative Writing), Griffith University
alan (dot) vaarwerk (at) gmail (dot) com
alan (at) killyourdarlings (dot) com (dot) au