I’ve taken out the Queenland Poetry Arts Queensland 2021 XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word!! I’m so proud of myself and glad the judge Anisa Nanduala saw the time, effort and creativity that I put into my poem mash-up Single White Female. This entry was by far the most creative of all 31 poems. … Continue reading QLD Poetry Prize Win
It’s here! My first ever chapbook is hot of the press and you can get a copy! Featuring all your faves including Water It, No Pockets and Cartographers of Othering, I go into battle with nothing but my pen in this collection of poems which weave the personal and political into fighting words, asking for … Continue reading Mightier is here!
I have a short story featuring in the Immigration Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide". The Museum will be open to the public from Monday 16th November. The story, entitled Behind The Frosted Glass Door, charts the different paths from childhood to adolescence taken by myself and my sister. It was originally written … Continue reading Short Story Exhibited at Immigration Museum
I've been awarded the inaugural 'Jack Anderson Award for Filmmaking' by the Ballarat Arts Foundation. The award is a monetary grant which I will be using to create a professionally filmed and edited video clip for my poem 'No Pockets'. I'm super duper excited to work with Michelle Dunn Photography to create an amazing visual … Continue reading BAF Grant for No Pockets video project
All you need to do is join my mailing list.I've decided to focus on creating content for my website blog and my mailing list instead of social media. Why would I do that, you ask? There's a few reasons. 1. Having multiple online platforms to manage is time-consuming and I have better things to do.2. … Continue reading Do You Want The Inside Scoop?
Last Wednesday night, in some god-awful wet and windy weather, I travelled to Geelong with my writer friend Zoe Werner. We both competed in the Australian Poetry Slam heat being held at the Geelong Regional Libraries. It was a fantastic night of passionate poetry and I was very proud of myself for coming second! This means … Continue reading Poetry Slam State Finals Here I Come
I was right when I said that everything changes. I know I'd sworn never again to work with community theatre after being burnt twice. It seems I wasn't the only one who had negative experiences and with a new broom comes sweeping changes. The new board of Ballarat National Theatre are open to creative risk, … Continue reading When Opportunity Knocks, I Answer.
It's mid-February and I've got a full year of exciting projects which I'm really pleased to share with you. I've co-written a play with Jacob Honeychurch called The Belly Dancer. Tripwire Theatre Inc. are presenting the world premiere season in Bendigo from 15-18 March. I'm producing the season so I'm really busy getting everything organised … Continue reading What I’ll be up to in 2019