Knack Writer Profile: Emily Allen

Emily has a BA in Journalism and Creative Writing and a subsequent Diploma of Music Industry (Business) after playing in a local orchestra for a number of years. She is currently the Communications Coordinator and Secretary for MusicACT and has just wrapped up as the Marketing and Publicity Coordinator for the Canberra Multicultural Fringe. These role sees her combine her passion for social media, writing, music and arts administration.
 

Why do you write? 
I have always loved the immediacy of being able to pick up a pen and write down an idea or thought, then pick it up at a later point and grow on it. It's also a nice feeling to see structure and coherence made from words bumbling around in your head.

How would you describe your work? 
I was often met with strange looks when mentioning I chose journalism and creative writing, two opposite writing styles, to study. The freedom of creative/fictional writing teamed with the researched background of journalistic writing is a nice mix though I think. 

What's your party trick?
 Smokebombing 

What are you looking forward to in 2015? 
Balance. And getting better at answering bio questions.