Marieke Hardy is a curator, screenwriter, artist, author and immersive theatre maker. She has penned regular columns for The Age, The Drum, and Frankie magazine, and written for many television shows, including “Laid”, “The Family Law” and “Seven Types of Ambiguity”. She is co-curator of international literary salon “Women of Letters” and was a regular panellist on the ABC’s “Book Club”. A collection of her essays was released through Allen and Unwin in 2011. She is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fellowship and the current artistic director of the “Melbourne Writers Festival”.