Ennis CehicBosnian-Australian Writer & CreativeRecipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter grant for 2018-2019Melbourne, Australia1984
01 / Don’t Sell Me Gender(Matters Journal, 28/06/2018)
02 / Gratefully Displaced(Meanjin, 04/06/2018)CURRENT PROJECTS
Sadvertising (Debut Short Story Collection)
A micro fiction series that explores the existential dramas of the global creative industry, written under the mentorship of award-winning author, Nam Le. Read the first part of Sadvertising here. Bosnia & Herzegovina: New Metonyms (Photography Book)A photography book that documents Bosnia’s exciting present rather than its war torn past with imagery, essays, prose and poetry in collaboration with international photographer, Shantanu Starick. Learn more about this project here. SELECTED WRITINGFiction
01 / Sadvertising: Batch 01(The Gabberish 13/08/18)02 / Sadvertising: Batch 01(Going Down Swinging #38 [Print Edition] 15/11/17)03 / Dithering(Dialect Anthology edited by Kat Muscat, 2014)
04 / Bananas (FourW Anthology 22, 2011)
Non-Fiction, Reviews & Poetry
01 / Humility(Word-Form 03/05/18)02 / Keeping the faith: Bon Jovi, My Brother and Me(Overland Literary Journal 31/01/18)03 / Poetry & Advertising: A Kinship(Going Down Swinging, 12/07/17)04 / Sarajevo: Sorrow (Kill Your Darlings, 30/05/17)
05 / Sweatshop's Literary Dominance Takes Hold(Lifted Brow, 10/03/17)06 / Creating a New Wave of Migrant Literature (Lifted Brow, 08/09/16)07 / Final God (Poetry Performance)(Emerging Writer's Festival, 15/05/15)
08 / Against Progress (Poetry Performance)(All the Best Radio, 15/11/14)PARTICIPATIONSThe Next ChapterIn September 2018, I became a recipient of The Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter Award. A 12-month funded program that has provided me with a mentorship to develop and publish my debut short story collection, SADVERTISING. West Writer's GroupI was a member of the West Writer's Group Program from 2014 to 2016. A collective of writers selected by the Emerging Writers' Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre to amplify stories and voices from Melbourne’s west (where I grew up).
Global Express Workshop
In 2014, I took part in Express Media's Global Express Workshop at the Wheeler Centre. A project that culminated in the launch of Dialect, a multi-lingual publication featuring works by the migrant writers who had participated in the project. Take a look at this video to learn more.
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