We are writer friends. We met in the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT. Katherine asked Kate to join her writers group. Kate said yes.


Katherine Collette’s first novel The Helpline comes out with Text Publishing in September 2018. Katherine had been awarded a retreat fellowship at Varuna, the Writers House and was part of the ACT Writers Centre’s 2016 Hardcopy program. Katherine works as an engineer and lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne with her partner and their two kids. Find out more at www.katherinecollette.com.


005CatBlack20180404_Kath&Kate_HRKate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher. Her debut novel, Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016) was named in Readings bookstore’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2016 and longlisted for Debut Fiction in The Indie Book Awards 2017 and the 2017 Voss Literary Award. Kate lives in Hurstbridge, Victoria, with her young family and is currently working on her second novel. Find out more at www.katemildenhall.com

The First Time podcast is created with the support of Writers Victoria, ACT Writers Centre and RMIT School of Media and Communication. We don’t receive any funding, except that from our fabulous Patreon supporters! You, too, can become an individual supporter of the podcast, visit out Patreon page to find out more.

We record and produce this podcast on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.

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