Miriam Hechtman is an Australian writer, creative producer and poet. She has written for publications including The Australian Financial Review, researched for Discovery Channel and was Associate Producer on Showtime documentary Outwitting Hitler. For several years, she collaborated with award winning UK photographer Harry Borden on the book Survivor – A Portrait of the Survivors of the Holocaust.
Today, Miriam is the founder and creative director of POETICA, a creative initiative and monthly live poetry and music event. She also writes poetry under the Instagram handle @_fourlines_ . She has been commissioned to write and perform her poetry for several organisations including Australian Council of Social Services, and Australia ReMADE for which she is the current Poet Laureate. Miriam presents poetry workshops and events for several organisations including Greenpeace and Sydney Jewish Writers Festival, and was invited to perform her poetry at Woollahra Council’s prestigious Poetry Picnic 2020. Her poetry can also be seen and heard in a commissioned poetry video series for online publication Plus61J.
Forever travelling, currently she is based in Sydney with her husband and two daughters.