I call myself a ‘word construction artist’. This is because my skills are diverse so my writing practice is a little difficult to catagorise. I am a native to poetry, with 2 volumes of poems published and work appearing in journals, news papers and read on radio. Recently I have been a reviewer of Australian poetry as well as participating in the international ‘Prose Poetry Collective’ run by Recent Works Press. Currently I am working on a collection prose poems. I am also happy in creative fiction and love to collaborate with visual artists to make work aimed at young people. The novel ‘Mela’s Aqueduct’ (with digital artist Paul Summerfield) saw me stray into speculative fiction for a youth audience. This work has author Isobelle Carmody’s interest as a mentor. Another novel manuscript ‘The Book You Are Reading’ won me a place in the inaugural HardCopy initiative in 2014. Currently my interest in creative non-fiction sees me undertaking a book of research on the naming of dogs, which has industry interest.
For many years I tutored writing and literature courses and mentored students undertaking writing projects at the University of Canberra.
A confident and compelling reader and workshop leader, I am available to talk on collaboration, artistic self growth and a range of writing genres.
I am also available for manuscript assessment, specialising in cross discipline projects centred in the field of writing.
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Studio E99a Gorman House Arts Centre 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon ACT 2602 Australia