Arianne James

Arianne is a writer of fiction and a lover of words, books, long conversations, music, cats and many other beautiful things in between. In February 2015 and 2016 Arianne spent a week at Varuna. From the moment she walked up that enchanted driveway she fell in love and considers these residencies some of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of her life. Arianne had one of her short stories, The Secret Art of Grieving published in the Hunter Writers Centre 2015 Grieve anthology. In 2016 one of her collections of micro fiction was published in Swinburne University's journal Other Terrain, and her short story Prelude to the Dawn was published in Backstory journal. Also in 2016, Arianne had two interview pieces published in issue 8 of Platform magazine. In 2017, her review, A night at Faux Mo was published in issue 9 of Platform. In November 2016 Arianne was awarded a place in the Varuna Short Story Focus week facilitated by Tegan Bennett Daylight, an experience she will never forget. In 2017 Arianne graduated from the University of Tasmania (Utas) with a BA in Behavioural Science. In 2018 Arianne undertook an Honours degree in Creative Writing, also at Utas, which she has recently graduated from with First Class. Arianne is employed by TasWriters as their Communications Officer.