Awards, Appearances, Radio, and Events


awards - ongoing

Shortlisted for the Premier's Young Publishers and Writers Award at the Queensland Literary Awards (to be announced October 2018)

Shortlisted for the 2018 Waverley Council "Nib Award" for research in fiction or non-fiction (to be announced 22 November 2018)

awards - confirmed

Winner of a 2018 Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artis's Fellowship for travel to NYC 

Commonwealth Government scholarship and stipend for an MPhil in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland, 2018-2019

Jacky Winter Gardens residency, October 2017

Winner of a 2017 Griffith Review Queensland Writer’s Fellowship

Recipient of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2017 writing mentorship

Recipient of the 2016 Ubud Writers Festival Exchange Program Scholarship

Inaugural Kat Muscat Fellow (March 2016 to March 2017)

Shortlisted for the Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency 2016


writers festivals and literary events

Bri has appeared at festivals such as: Melbourne Writers Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, National Young Writers Festival, and Noted Festival. 

She has also spoken at events like: Women of Letters, Creative Mornings, Walkley's Storyology Conference, Queensland Young Writers Conference, Junkee Junket, Yarn Storytelling, and The Stella Prize's Girls Write Up.

abc radio NATIONAL

ABC Radio National talking about juror bias with Damien Carrick on 22 May 2018

ABC Radio National 'Big Ideas' with Cathy van Extel discussing the flaws in the legal system on 25 June 2018

ABC Radio National 'The Bookshelf' program discussing the latest in international fiction on 2 March 2018 and 13 April 2018.

ABC Radio National – Late Night Live with Phillip Adams “Women and the Law”

Speeches, workshops, and Schools

Bri has delivered guest lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate level creative writing students, and has also addressed undergraduate law students in tutorials. 

In the last two years she has run several writing and freelancing workshops for organisations like Kill Your Darlings and the Emerging Writers Festival. 

Bri is represented by Booked Out speakers agency, and if you'd like her to speak at your event or school, just email bookings[at]

avid reader bookstore

Bri is the Assistant Events Manager at Avid Reader in Brisbane. In this role she regularly hosts or facilitates in-conversation sessions, panels, and launches with Australian and international authors. 

For all the upcoming events, visit the Avid Reader events page.

Highlights include: Trace by Rachael Brown, Draw Your Weapons by Sarah Sentilles, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia by Sofija Stefanovic, and Adult Fantasy by Briohny Doyle.