Bert Spinks

Bert Spinks is a storyteller, author and poet from Tasmania. Ever-fascinated, his work varies across an expanse of themes, and his curiosity has led him to perform and write in India, Latvia, Poland, the U.S.A. and Mexico, as well as around Australia. Currently, he runs a weekly ‘Storytelling Shemozzle’ event in his hometown, as well as putting together hand-made poetry books and collections of short stories. In 2014, he was the first recipient of the Woods Conservation Fellowship in Santa Cruz County, California, and spent a month on a flower farm learning about the ecological history of the region.