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EDUCATION

2016  Ph.D., Creative Research Practice (Creative Nonfiction), University of New England. Thesis Title: Creative Nonfiction: Alchemy at Work. This work contains my memoir, ‘Iron Men: alchemy at work’ (later published as Wild Boys)and the exegesis, ‘The transformative possibilities of creative nonfiction and immersion research.’

2008  M.Phil., Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), University of   Queensland. Thesis Title: The Waiting Game and Writing Creative Nonfiction: A Personal Journey.

BOOK PUBLICATION

2015    Wild Boys: A Parent’s Story of Tough Love, University of Queensland Press

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2020    Varuna/New England Writers’ Centre Fellowship: to develop ‘One Fork, One Knife, One Life’.

2020    Regional Arts Fund/RAF Relief Grant: for ‘Stories in Song’ (to record & promote the work of a regional songwriting duo).

2020    Create NSW Small Projects Grant: for ‘One Fork, One Knife, One Life’.

2020    Arts North West Micro Grant: for ‘Stories in Song’ (to buy portable recording equipment for my songwriting collaboration with composer Christopher Purcell).

2020    Gunyah Artists-in-Residence Program: a collaborative residency with visual artist, Isabelle Devos.

2018    KSP Fellowship, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre: to develop ‘One Fork, One Knife, One Life’.

2018    Artist-in-Residence, Bundanon Trust Program: to update ‘Yahtzee and the Art of Happiness’.

2016   Writer-in-Residence, Booranga Writers’ Centre, Wagga Wagga.

2013    Writer-in-Residence, BackTrack Youth Works (funded by Regional Arts NSW).

2013    Artist-in-Residence, Bundanon Trust Program: to develop ‘The Bakery Stories’, a collection of short fiction.

2013   Varuna Writing Retreat Fellowship: to develop ‘The Bakery Stories’.

2012    Artist-in-Residence, Bundanon Trust Program: to develop ‘Wild Boys’.

2011    HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development, to work with Senior Editor Anne Reilly on ‘Wild Boys’.

2010    Finch Memoir Prize Shortlist: ‘Yahtzee and the Art of Happiness’.

2010    Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, to work Judith Lukin-Amundsen on ‘Wild Boys’.

2009    Varuna Publisher Fellowship (Griffith REVIEW): this led to the publication of my essay ‘Joining the pack’.

2009    Society of Editors (QLD) / CAL Editors & Writers Development Project: to develop ‘Yahtzee and the Art of Happiness’.

2009    Varuna NSW LitLink Residency: to develop ‘Wild Boys’.

2009    Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, to work with Judith Lukin-Amundsen on ‘Yahtzee and the Art of Happiness’.

2008    Varuna NSW LitLink Residency: to develop ‘Wild Boys’.

2007    Australian Postgraduate Award: for my PhD in Creative Research Practice (Creative Nonfiction Writing) at the University of New England, Armidale.

 OTHER PUBLICATIONS

My creative nonfiction essays, short fiction and poems have appeared in the Artstate Tamworth Exhibition Catalogue, Skywriters Anthology, fourW, Verity La, Griffith REVIEW, Hecate, Westerly, TheAustralian Association of Writing ProgramsRe-Placement Anthology, ISLAND Magazine, and Idiom 23.

 

 

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