AustLit logo
Bev Roberts Bev Roberts i(A806 works by) (a.k.a. Beverley Dale Roberts)
Born: Established: 1939 Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Female
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.


Bev Roberts worked in a bookshop in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne. After studying history at the University of Melbourne as an adult student, she went on to teach history and languages at the same university. She went to London for five years, then served terms as the poetry editor of Meanjin and editor of Fine Line, before being appointed Victoria's first Literature Field Officer and founding coordinator of the Victorian Writers' Centre. Actively involved in community writing, Roberts has taught it at TAFE, and worked as Writer-in-Community on rural and urban projects. These works are as diverse as The Bollards of Barwon Heads (1993), written in conjunction with the children of the Barwon Heads Primary School, and the local history A Special Place : A Breamlea Album (1995). Roberts has written reports, spoken at conferences and to the media on community writing. She has also edited Floreo, the biannual magazine of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.

Involved for many years in promoting literature, she coordinated the first National Poetry Festival in Melbourne in 1997, and has been a member of literary award judging panels and advisory committees.

Most Referenced Works

Affiliation Notes

  • South Australian
Last amended 15 May 2007 16:28:58
Other mentions of "" in AustLit: