Roberta Lowing's poems have appeared in Meanjin, Blue Dog and Overland. Her first novel, Notorious, a contemporary Gothic thriller, is published by Allen and Unwin. From 2006 to 2010, she organized and hosted the monthly PoetryUnLimitedPress (PULP) Poetry Readings and Open Microphone Competition in Glebe, Sydney. In 2007, PULP published the Ilumina Journal, a collection of poems and essays from Guest Poets such as Peter Boyle, Judith Beveridge, Stuart Rees and selected Open Mic poets. From 1986 to 2009, Roberta was film reviewer for Fairfax Media's The Sun-Herald and for much of that time, a contributor to The Sunday Age. In 2006, Fairfax Books published a collection of her reviews. Roberta completed her Master of Letters at the University of Sydney; she co-founded Sydney University's Writers Society and was co-editor of the Society's first Phoenix Journal. She also spent four years in community television, producing and directing 80 episodes of the environmental television show Green Seen for Sydney's Channel 31.