Let’s Talk Peace Ballarat are hosting an online Peace Forum, during which I will be reading an original poem (or three) as a creative response to the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entering into force.Continue reading “Poem for Peace Forum / Fri 22 Jan”
Brand new Ballarat theatre collective LadderFrame will be hosting its first fundraising gig to raise funds both for Fire Relief, and for the employment and future opportunity of local artists and creatives through LadderFrame initiatives.Continue reading “Ladderframe Fire Relief Fundraiser / Sat 16 Jan”
I’ve teamed up with Ballarat National Theatre to host online readings of my two new plays, Turbulence and Rental.Continue reading “BNT to host script reading of my brand-spanking-new plays!”
I’ve often described myself as “a wearer of many hats – real and metaphorical”. You’ll often see me sporting a colourful woolen beret in winter, an orange felt hat in autumn and spring, and a broad-brimmed straw number in summer. I’m juggling parenting, paid work and creative projects, and I have multiple creative projects on the go at once. So I guess my description is pretty apt.
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, actively seeking new blood, and have a longer-term outlook. I’m excited to be a part of that. The opportunities to build more networks, to work with new people, to try new things as a director, to forge a reputation for professionalism and quality seem to now outweigh any potential conflict that might arise from working in community theatre.
I’m chuffed to have been asked to preview my poem for the Weathering The Future project at this month’s Words Out Loud in Ballarat. Continue reading “Hear me read poetry – WOL 15th Nov!”
I’m really excited to have been invited to be part of this cross-art form project. I recently met with artist Liz Winter and viewed her still unfinished painting, which is inspiring me to write a poem.
Keep up to date with the project via the Weathering The Future blog.
After many months of unavailability on Thursday nights, I was finally able to go along to the monthly spoken word event Words Out Loud. I closed the night with three of my poems – “Light Pollution”, “Add Smile, Hit Send”, and “Here, Nights”.
You can hear my performance via the Words Out Loud Website. Please ignore the nervousness in my voice and the fumbling over words as I try to decipher my own handwriting. Next time I’ll rehearse!
You can read “Light Pollution”and “Add Smile, Hit Send”, for yourself as part of my NaPoWriMo collection.
And put next month’s WOL in your dairy. Thursday 21st June at 7pm in The Printers Room.