Spotlight on Audio Storytelling (22 May 2019)May 22 2019
Pictured, Clockwise from left: Ben Naparstek, Jon Tjhia, Jen Seyderhelm, Lauren Butterworth, Alicia Carter and Lorin Clarke
Come explore the world of audio with us and our stellar line up of guests! We are excited to welcome Ben Naparstek, Audible's Director of Original Content, Jon Tjhia, Digital Editor at The Wheeler Centre, Lorin Clarke, creator of hugely successful audio fiction podcast The Fitzroy Diaries as well as Adelaide’s own Lauren Butterworth and Alicia Carter from the Deviant Women podcast. The event will facilitated by Jen Seyderhelm, broadcaster, podcaster and senior lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).
This event is a rare opportunity for South Australian creatives of any background to hear from leading Australian practitioners and industry insiders on all things podcasting and audio.
The event will be followed by a networking session.
When: Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 4.30-7.00pm
Where: Adelaide Studios Screening Theatre, 1 Mulberry Road, Glenside SA 5065.
RSVPs: Essential for capacity and catering purposes. Please RSVP via EventBrite here.
Ben Naparstek is Director, Original Content, for the Australian arm of Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Previously Ben headed up online at SBS and served as the digital director of communications marketing firm Edelman, leading the Australian office’s team of videographers, designers, UX experts, social curators, paid media specialists, programmers and producers. Ben has served as Editor of Fairfax Media’s Good Weekend magazine and national current affairs magazine The Monthly. He’s also been a contributor to The Financial Times and a collection of his journalism was published as In Conversation.
Jon Tjhia is the Wheeler Centre’s Senior Digital Editor. He has worked on the Wheeler Centre's multimedia, editorial and digital projects since 2010, including #discuss, the short-form multimedia series Housekeeping, and long-form podcast series Better Off Dead and The Messenger, which won several awards. He's a co-editor and co-founder of the Australian Audio Guide, and has been a member of Audiocraft's 2017 programming committee, the 2018 New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury and ABC RN's Ian Reed Foundation committee for audio fiction/drama. Elsewhere, Jon produces the Paper Radio literary fiction and creative non-fiction podcast. In 2016, he was a top-ten finalist in Radiotopia's Podquest competition.
Lorin Clarke is a writer and presenter across various media including theatre, radio, print and television. She wrote and performs in the ABC audio fiction series, The Fitzroy Diaries, a second series of which is currently in production and which is being adapted into a book. She co-hosts the ludicrous but enjoyable award-winning podcast The Stupidly Small Podcast and has written, produced and presented for commercial and community radio as well as for the ABC. Lorin writes regular columns for The Big Issue and Crikey and writes for children's television including shows like Kitty is Not a Cat, Monster Beach, and Bluey. Her first children's book, Our (Last) Trip to the Market made the CBCA Notables list in 2018. She has written and directed several theatre shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Lauren Butterworth is a writer, editor, academic, podcaster, traveller and bicycle rider. She completed a PhD in creative writing in 2016 where she examined archetypes of the witch, the medium and the virgin and the female gothic. She creative and critical work published in Meanjin, Verity La, Wet Ink, Midnight Echo and more. She is a live-storytelling enthusiast and is co-director of The Hearth, a readings event that aims to platform exciting local voices in a space that nurtures creativity, conversation and ideas. During the day, she teaches at Flinders University.
Alicia Carter is a writer, teacher, podcaster and performer. Her essays, short fiction and poetry have appeared in Westerly Magazine, Seizure Online, the Review of Australian Fiction, Double Dialogues, and Tiny Donkey, among others. In 2018 she completed her PhD on depictions of monstrous femininity in fairy tale, myth, and folklore, and she currently teaches Creative Writing at Flinders University.
Jen Seyderhelm started professionally in the radio industry in 2000 as an Announcer and Producer with 2MO in regional Gunnedah NSW. Since then she has worked at several stations across NSW, Queensland and the ACT with her most recent role as a talk and news presenter with 2CC in Canberra. She is also co-host of the podcast 20/40. Jen has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a certificate IV in Music Industry Skills and a Counselling Diploma. She has been working as a Senior Lecturer for the Graduate Diploma in Radio with AFTRS. Outside of radio Jen has been acting as Director of Community Radio Station ArtSound FM. She also dabbles in stand-up comedy, acting and has been trying to fit in time to complete her first book.