Izzy Roberts-Orr is Artistic Director and Co-CEO of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, and a Melbourne producer, writer, editor and broadcaster.
Formerly a Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, Izzy has also worked as a Creative Producer and been featured as an artist with the Emerging Writers’ Festival in previous years. As a facilitator, curator and provocateur, Izzy has worked with Voiceworks, Express Media, the Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival, Writers’ Victoria, SIGNAL, ARTillery, the University of Glasgow and most recently as a co-convenor of ‘Independent Convergence’ at MPavilion.
Izzy has been a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, a Melbourne Fringe Uncommon Places artist and a featured artist at Junction Arts Festival. She has also featured at Noted Festival and You Are Here, and her work has been published in various journals and anthologies including Voiceworks, The Lifted Brow, Seizure, Cordite, Visible Ink and the Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry Anthology.
Izzy was Executive Producer of The ReReaders podcast, and co-created Sisteria and Dear/Hello podcasts. She has produced radio for SYN, RRR and FBi radio’s ‘All the Best’.