Starting School

Yesterday, my eldest child started school. I’ve been counting down for five years until this moment. I thought I would skip off merrily after dropping him on the first day, and with a big sigh of relief have myself a mid-morning cocktail and a rest. I was sure I wouldn't cry.   But there I … Continue reading Starting School

The Abandoned Playscript

I’ve just finished writing a play. Bells and whistles notwithstanding, the overwhelming feeling is one of apprehension. And that’s because the completion of a playscript is more of an abandonment than anything else. As a playwright, your existence is as one part of a symbiotic theatre-making organism. You are like a donor, and the director … Continue reading The Abandoned Playscript

Leading Ladies of Ballarat Theatre

I interviewed eight local theatre-makers who reflected on their careers in the theatre, and gave their most pertinent advice for those wanting to make a life on the stage in the City of Ballarat & surrounds. Featuring interviews with: Beth Lamont Producer & Technician Mary-Rose McClaren Academic, Writer & Director Katrina Hill Actor & Stage … Continue reading Leading Ladies of Ballarat Theatre

Flashback Friday – Poem “Pram Pusher”

I don't know exactly when I wrote this poem, but it would've been sometime when my son was still an infant. It's quite weird to read it back and be taken back into the anger and frustration I felt about becoming a mother. Almost five years later, I sold my double pram to a new mum … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poem “Pram Pusher”

Upgrading for Happiness

For a long time people would tell me (often immediately after saying 'Hi Megan') that I looked tired. But recently people have been telling me that I look happy. I've been working hard on giving myself new problems, and maybe that's the only kind of happiness there is. A few months ago, in an unusual … Continue reading Upgrading for Happiness

Flashback Friday – Poem “Strong Vessel”

A year ago I was right in the middle of the Leadership Ballarat & Western Region Leaders Forum. We were preparing for our trip to Canberra and we used Shakespeare as a text to practice powerful public speaking with the fabulous Bryce Ives. I was blown away by the courage and creativity shown by everyone … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poem “Strong Vessel”