Creative Writing Workshops for Young People

Hi! For the past seven years, I have been running creative writing workshops for young people in the Wollongong area. I run workshops from home, mentor students one-on-one, and work with schools and the South Coast Writers Centre. I also do one-off workshops and in 2016 ran a creative writing workshop through a Live and Local … More Creative Writing Workshops for Young People

points of light

I’ve been going to the hospital recently, to visit a friend. She went in twelve days ago with septic arthritis, a potentially-life threatening bacterial infection in her shoulder bone. Over the past two weeks she has had three operations: twice to wash out the infection and once to install a pic line that feeds antibiotics directly into … More points of light

Flash fiction: free

  The first day in my new world, I thought I was free. The streets of the city went so far, I couldn’t see their ends. The buildings were long-legged birds; it was wonderful to be underneath them. Sounds were true, not muffled through double-glazed glass. Taxis lurched and wailed, people stood whistling at the kerb, … More Flash fiction: free


Today. The ocean in a blustery wind, so alive and electric I wanted to sing and ride the wind like the birds did. I couldn’t stop marvelling, hairblown and turning, clouds shifting colours and the sea a tumbling roar. This, I thought. THIS. This is what it means to live.