Raelee Lancaster is a Brisbane-based writer, creative producer, and information services professional. Raised on Awabakal land in Newcastle NSW, Raelee is descended from the Wiradjuri and Biripi peoples.
Raelee began calling herself a writer in 2017 and, in 2018, she was awarded first place for the Nakata Brophy Prize for Young Indigenous Writers. From 2018-2020, Raelee was employed by the National Young Writers Festival as a creative producer and subsequently Co-Director. In 2019, Raelee was a recipient of a Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship. Raelee’s writing has featured in The Guardian, SBS Voices, The Saturday Paper, Overland, The Lifted Brow, Cordite Poetry Review, and other print and online publications. Raelee regualrly attends and speaks at arts events and festivals.
Raelee’s professional career in information services focuses on library services with a keen interest in archives and research. Raelee hopes to combine her work in information services with her writing and producing work to promote empathy, listening, and laughter in the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) sector.
Photo by Josh Martoo.