In memory of Judith Rodríguez (1936-2018)

All involved with AAWP who knew Judith will be saddened by the passing of a friend, colleague, supportive mentor and fierce advocate for writers and writing.

Judith has been a supporter of writing and writers in so many ways – in creative writing courses across a range of institutions, with PEN both locally and internationally, and on an individual basis guiding emerging writers. She always gave graciously to others, whether it was advice on a poem or help with a launch, and her style and wisdom lit up the many events she attended and organized.

Judith will be much missed, not only for her belief in writing as a creative force for change, but also for her inimitable wit and compassion for others.

PEN International has provided details of Judith’s career as well as further evidence of how much she has contributed to the fabric of our lives in Australia and internationally: