A Wearer of Many Hats

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 … Continue reading A Wearer of Many Hats

When Opportunity Knocks, I Answer.

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.

Hear me read poetry – WOL 15th Nov!

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. If you can't make it, they usually record the session and post it on the Words Out Loud website. If you can't wait that long, you can hear me read (very … Continue reading Hear me read poetry – WOL 15th Nov!

We have lift off!

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.

Sample of a selection of art from Weathering the Future

Progress report 2: The first stage of the project has been completed, with the Soldiers Hill Artist Collective members having made their work available. Each of the 19 artists has had at least one piece paired with an eager writer — 23 all up — to use as a springboard into their own vision of ‘weathering the future’.

The writers were drawn by lottery at a gettogether where the art, varied in form and subject matter, was available for perusal. The next time the work is brought together will be in December for the actual show.

Here is a list of the artists who have contributed + their associated writers.

Cliff Adeney + Brooke Vogt
Jannine Bennett + Gavin McGrath
Judith Bryce + Christopher Cody
Maria Cook + Melissa Watts
Kate Cullinan + Rebecca Fletcher
Lorraine Hoddle #1 + Steve Paulsen
Lorraine Hoddle #2 + Troy Platt
Magda Kazmierczak +…

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Now you can hear me read poetry

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 … Continue reading Now you can hear me read poetry

NaPoWriMo – A Poem A Day for April

I'm taking the National Poetry Writing Month challenge and attempting to write a poem every day for the month of April. No guarantee on quality, but I'm committed to share them with you. Here's the first three attempts. Acidity Loneliness, an acid Corroding an ever widening hole A cavity where trauma sleeps and festers Gathering … Continue reading NaPoWriMo – A Poem A Day for April