2014 Speaker

Freya Wright Brough

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Freya is a 22 year old writer from Brisbane. Plagued by a compulsion to tell stories, last year she decided to write live for 24 hours straight at the National Young Writers Festival, which won her the 2013 Express Media Award for Most innovative new project or work by a young person. Determined to continue down the path of becoming what she calls an “extreme writer,” she is now writing a story every day for a year based on the suggestions of others ( So far this has led her to learn from great authors, ask strangers for secrets, set up story hunts for followers, and even carve words into seed pods.