RICHARD HOLT (WRITER/VISUAL ARTIST) works across a range of media with a particular focus on storytelling and public space. He was cofounder of Platform Artists Group and zine store, Sticky.

Most recently, Richard has been producing text-based installations and videos. His microfiction videos have been screened at Melbourne and Newcastle Writers Festivals.

Richard’s short stories have been published in Etchings, Dialogue and Victorian Writer and his microfiction included in numerous anthologies including National flash Fiction Day collections for 2014, 2015 and 2016. His short stories and poetry have been broadcast on Radio National and 3RRR.

Richard manages public art projects for local government and has advised on major public art commissions and temporary projects. He blogs about microfiction at bigstorysmall.com and about text-based art practices at writeoff.co.


MARYANNE LYNCH (WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) works across art forms. Her work is categorised by community engagement & a dialogue between art disciplines.

Most recently, Maryanne has worked as principal artist on City of Lost Souls, a music-based project exploring the many ghosts of St Kilda and surrounds, and as an ABC-Radio National producer.

Previously, Maryanne was Dramaturge in Residence at Malthouse Theatre.

Other notable projects as an initiating primary artist include Hide & Seek (ArtsHouse, 2010-11: writer-director), My Of-course Life (QPAC and Just Us Theatre Ensemble, 2004-06: director), gamegirl (Arena Theatre Company, 2004: writer) & Pyjama Girl (AFC, 2001: writer-director).

Maryanne’s work has ranged across performance, the digital and audio mediums, film & diverse writing contexts.


FITZROY STREET AND ITS COMMUNITIES are the other key players in this project. Fitzroy Street is a place of many layers; social, architectural and historical. It is, and always has been, a dynamic street, the perfect site for a project about stories.

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