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Mentors at FWF

The Feminist Writers Festival is coming up next weekend and I’ll be appearing on Sunday 27th at this event: Mentoring Feminists, Mentoring Writers Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Victoria Room, 12–2pm “Mentoring is a critical part of the creative life, but something women and non-binary writers are often excluded from. Without mentoring, writers and artists can […]

Read, write, eat, sleep

Hello, dear readers. Just a quick post to let you know of a couple of recent publications you might want to get your eyes/hands/paws/tentacles on: I have just reviewed Wayne Macauley’s new book Some Tests for The Lifted Brow Review of Books. A short story of mine called ‘Corrango’ is in the new Island, the […]

the landing party

It’s been nearly three months since we landed back in Australia. People still regularly ask me if I’m settled. Having never been quite settled anywhere, I have to keep answering ‘almost’. Four chickens and a halfway planted vegetable garden will have to do for now. The best things are planting and planning, going camping, breathing […]

Vantage points, vanishing points

I came to the end of 2015 feeling a little disappointed. I was angered by the Australian government’s attacks on the arts, annoyed with some of the institutions I’ve been dealing with over the last couple of years, and frustrated with the cloud of misapprehension that seemed to hover over my writing. Two ironies: that […]