Lefa Singleton Norton

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A woman with dark short hair sits in front of a tree. She is wearing a green dress with an indigenous pattern on it.Lefa is a disabled freelance writer and creative producer from Melbourne/Naarm.

Lefa’s freelance writing has been featured in publications such as ABC Everyday, SBS Online, Overland, Junkee and The Big Issue, and she has contributed chapters to We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents (2022), The Emerging Writer (2013) and The Noobz (2014). She has been heard on radio stations including Radio National, Triple RRR, SYN FM and 3CR delivering book reviews and discussing issues including feminism, disability and gender discrimination.

In her capacity as a freelance events producer she has been responsible for events as diverse as the Campaign for Australian Aid Comedy Gala in 2016 and the Independent Publishers Conference at Small Press Network in 2015. She was the director of the Student and Emerging Media Conference at This is Not Art in 2004/2005.

As a facilitator and speaker Lefa has appeared on stages at the Melbourne Writers Festival, The Wheeler Centre, Reading Matters conference, Emerging Writers’ Festival, National Young Writers Festival and The ANU Symposium on Emerging Writers. In 2017 she was selected as the only Australian guest of the International Literature Showcase in Norwich, England.

Lefa is the Coordinator of Meeting Place 2022.

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