Senior Lecturer in Strategic Communication and Arts, La Trobe University

Sue Gillett is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University, with research interests in screen and media culture and literary studies. She is the author of Cassandra in Red, (Mark Time Books, 2012), Views from Beyond the Mirror: the Films of Jane Campion, (ATOM, 2004) and editor of Land Lines: An Anthology of Regional Poets, (MPU, 2010).

Sue is also experienced in the artistic direction, management and marketing of festivals and other cultural events. She has been a program co-ordinator for the Bendigo Writers Festival since its inception and received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for this work in 2013.

The 2014 Bendigo Writers Festival runs from August 8 - 10.


  • 1992–2014
    Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2011–2014
    Program Co-ordinator, Bendigo Writers Festival
  • 2006–2011
    Artistic Director, Gorgeous Voices festival


    Melbourne University, Dip. Ed.
    La Trobe University, PhD


  • 2013
    From Black Sun to ‘this taste of shadow’: Mourning and the Trace of the Real in Pablo Neruda’s 'Spain in Our Hearts', John Hawkes, Rose Lucas and Ann Vickery (eds), Poetry and the Trace, Puncher & Wattmann
  • 2012
    Cassandra in Red, Mark Time Books
  • 2011
    Landlines: An Anthology of Regional Poets, Melbourne Poets Union
  • 2008
    ‘Through Song to Belonging: Music finds its place in Rachel Perkins Radiance and One Night the Moon’, Metro, no.159
  • 2004
    Views from Beyond the Mirror: the Films of Jane Campion, ATOM