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Sam Elkin is a writer, independent radio producer and community lawyer living in Naarm/Melbourne.
Sam is a transgender male and has done a lot of advocacy and creative storytelling work with this community. Sam has produced a number of radio shows on Joy 94.9 including Transgender Warriors, which is a long-form interview podcast with trans and gender diverse creatives and activists from around Australia. Sam is currently producing a new independent podcast Transdemic: Trans and Gender Diverse Experiences of the Global Pandemic, which is supported by the City of Maribyrnong arts grant, which will be released in late June 2020. Sam is also the co-facilitator of the peer support writing project Spilling the T: Despatches from Transmasculine Australia, which will publish its debut anthology in early 2021.
Sam is a Wheeler Centre Next Chapter recipient, for which they received $15,000, and is currently being mentored by the non-fiction novelist Chloe Hooper. Sam has had a number of creative essays published in Overland Literary Journal, Archer Magazine, The Suburban Review and Baby Teeth Journal in the last two years. Sam studied Fine Arts at Curtin University in WA in 2003 and exhibited throughout Perth until they relocated to Melbourne. Since that time, Sam has focused on creative writing and audio storytelling. Their graphic short story Moving to Footscray was short-listed in the City of Wyndham Creative Writing Awards in 2019, and their story Open came second in the LGBTIQ Outstanding Stories writer’s prize in 2016.
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