Arianne is a writer of fiction and a lover of words, books, long conversations, eavesdropping, 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 and recently a collection of micro fiction published in Swinburne University's journal Other Terrian. In August 2016 her short story Prelude to the Dawn was published in Backstory journal. 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. Arianne is currently an intern at The Tasmanian Writers Centre and is studying Psychology and Creative Writing at university. She has also recently become a sub-editor of of Platform Youth Arts and Culture magazine. Arianne dreams of publishing collections of her short stories and a novel (or three) in the not too distant future.