Alicia Sometimes is a writer, poet and broadcaster. She is a regular guest on 774, Radio National and is one sixth of The Outer Sanctum Podcast. Alicia was editor of the national literary journal Going Down Swinging for seven years. Alicia was one of the 3RRR’s Breakfasters team in 2015 and on Aural Text for fourteen years. She has appeared in ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. Her poems have been in Best Australian Poems, Best Australian Science Writing, Overland, Southerly, Westerly, The Age etc.
She has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world including World Science Festival Brisbane, Quantum Words Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Auckland Readers and Writers Festival, Queensland Poetry Festival, Story of Light Festival (India) and many more. Alicia has two poetry collections, kissing the curve and Soundtrack. She was a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She was also writer and director of the science-poetry show, Elemental which toured in 2015 and 2016. Alicia is the director of the science/art show Particle/Wave that has featured at the Melbourne Festival 2018, National Science Week 2019 and the World Science Festival Brisbane.
Alicia is one of the Science Gallery Melbourne’s Leonardos (The Leonardo group acts as a 'brain trust' of Science Gallery Melbourne, drawing together a group of exceptional people from a range of backgrounds – science, technology, the arts, media, education and business. This is where themes for the new exhibitions are inspired and where collaborations are sparked.)
Alongside Nicole Hayes, Alicia edited an anthology of footy stories called From The Outer (Black Inc, 2016) with a list of incredible writers. They also put together A Footy Girl's Guide to the Stars of 2017 (Piccolo Nero) showcasing some star players of the inaugural AFLW season.