Bowen Street Press Student Profile: Iryna

Who are you?

I am a Slavic woman with an Australian accent who writes enthusiastically, listens to music obsessively and reads lovingly.

What are you working on outside of class?

My dance moves. Also, I have recently set up a music website called The Wall ( so I am doing a lot of good music writing and crappy social media advertising. Please check out The Wall ☺♫☼

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading: At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being & Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell and Twelve Chairs by Ilf and Petrov. So if you see me sitting somewhere with a shocked/blank look on my face it’s probably because I’m thinking about either communism or existentialism (also, if you see me like this please come talk to me, I promise I’m fun).

Why were you drawn to this particular degree?

I obsessively like to find things and share things with other people so I thought doing that through books (another love of mine) sounds like the perfect career.

On two pieces of artisan Melbourne sourdough, which style of eggs are you?

Controversial: I don’t like eggs. I will be some avocado and chia seeds please (I still live at home).

Which punctuation mark best captures your essence?

An exclamation mark – because I get shocked very easily.

You can check out Iryna's Website The Wall over at