I will be reading a chapter from Homesickness, my nonfiction work-in-progress, at Off Track Vol. 7 on Thursday 8 November at Clovelly Social House in Sydney. Excited to be reading alongside Jane Skelton and Nola Farman, who organises these regular readings. Nola was my foundation year teacher at art school many years ago.
Thanks to Creative Victoria for a 2018 VICARTS GRANT to fund further development of my creative non-fiction manuscript, Homesickness: Trauma and the Power of Childhood Homes.
I was recently awarded a NEILMA SIDNEY LITERARY TRAVEL FUND 2018 grant for a research trip and a BUNDANON TRUST writing residency in New South Wales. During my time at Bundanon I will work on a chapter of my non-fiction manuscript, Homesickness. Combining old photographs, memory drawings, memoir, literary criticism and original research, the manuscript explores the psychological space of childhood homes.
THE SHARE HOUSE PROJECT is my collaborative project with visual artist Stephanie Jones. We are exploring speculative architecture built on the foundations of memory, asking members of the public to contribute by drawing the floor plans of their childhood homes from memory. Here's an interview with Stephanie and me describing our collaborative work during a residency at Fremantle Arts Centre in January 2018.
essay how not to speak polish in the best australian essays 2017
Originally published in Electric Literature in January 2017, How not to Speak Polish was selected by Anna Goldsworthy for inclusion in this year's anthology.
act writers centre hardcopy program 2017
My non-fiction work-in-progress manuscript Homesickness was selected for the Hardcopy Program 2017.