Welcome to Circus Folk! The writing space where Megan Spencer profiles some of the talented and ‘noisy’ people she meets on her many travels…
“There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise.” – Rumi
Megan Spencer is a writer, broadcaster, critic, documentary filmmaker and photographer with a national profile in Australia.
She has been writing professionally and broadcasting since her late teens.
Having interviewed hundreds of artists, filmmakers and ‘civilians’, she has been a professional non-fiction ‘storyteller’ for the best part of 30 years. She loves telling the stories of other people – walking a mile in their shoes – whether it be in print, on radio, or online.
Megan has written for many publications and digital platforms, including Double J, .Cent (UK), Frankie, Art Monthly, Guardian Australia, ABC Radio, BMA Magazine, Australian Musician, Punctum Inc., triple j and Bendigo Magazine to name but a few.
“Genuine listening is hard work; there is little about it that is mechanical… We hear with our ears, but we listen with our eyes and mind and heart and skin and guts as well.” – Alfred Benjamin
Megan has always had a strong connection with audiences. She LOVES to write and writes a LOT! Words – both spoken and written – are at the heart of her work. She especially likes to write non-fiction and about music, and producing podcasts – Auspicious Plastic, Gut Feeling and Three Wicked Women being three of the latest.
Megan is a ‘big picture’ person; ideas and perspectives energise her. Creating the space for great conversations is her business, and listening to others’ experiences – then shaping them into killer stories – one of her great joys. Her perspective is also informed by her many travels, mindfulness meditation (which she also teaches!) and the distinct advantage of having grown up in the ‘age of analogue’ while embracing the freedoms and revolutions that come with ‘the digital’.
After 2.5 years living in Berlin, Germany, Megan is now back to live in her home country of Australia, where she will continue her rewarding creative and life adventures.