Meet the Judges

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Doris Zagdanski judge of Grieve competition

Doris Zagdanski

Author, Educator, Trainer, All About Grief

Ian Rawson, judge of Grieve prize

Ian Rawson

Hunter Mental Health Services

Dr Cath Kezelman judge of Grieve competition

Dr Cath Kezelman

Blue Knot Foundation for Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Karen Crofts, director HWC

Karen Crofts

Director, Hunter Writers Centre

John Hardy judge of Grieve competition

John Hardy

Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation

Patricia Feenan judge of Grieve competition

Patricia Feenan

Author of 'Holy Hell'

Grieve Poetry judges, 2021

Sally Lewry, poetry judge, Grieve 2021

Sally is an independent artist and writer. Her work engages in a variety of forms, including performance, poetry, essay and non-fiction writing.

Geoffrey "Tug" Dumbly - Grieve poetry judge, 2021

Tug Dumbly is the pen and stage name of Geoff Forrester. He is a poet, performer, satirist, singer, songwriter, etc, who has worked widely in live venues, schools, and radio.