So pleased to have a fresh new poem in Blue Bottle Journal! Thanks to my neighbourhood for always providing good poetry fodder.
During this strange year, one of the positive highlights has been writing regularly for WellBeing WILD magazine. This month in their latest Issue 4, I have a piece about how the binary of ‘real life’ versus ‘online’ is full of grey areas (especially during COVID) and far more fluid than we think. Big thanks to Rory Green, Tegan Webb and Kieran Bicheno for their interviews for this piece 🙂
I’m so grateful to be nominated for Non-Binary Activist/Advocate of the Year in the 2020 Trans Community Awards! I super appreciate folks acknowledging all the work I do, including editing enbylife.net, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives; and facilitating an online workshop series called Let’s Talk Stories for Hunter Gender Alliance, which gave young transgender and gender diverse people the tools and skills to express themselves through writing.
For my full bio and to vote for me and/or other amazing trans and gender diverse folks, go to the Many Genders One Voice voting page.
I have a bunch of upcoming events, including two new gentle creative co-works/write-ins, and two events at National Young Writers’ Festival! (All events online, of course!)
- Mon 14 Sept & Sun 20 Sept – Webinars: A Nice Writing Time
- Fri 2 Oct – National Young Writers’ Festival – Late Night Readings: No One Is Lonely Eating Spaghetti – 10-11pm
- Sun 4 Oct – National Young Writers’ Festival – YYWP: Poetry 101 – 4pm
“I don’t think I could write without pushing the boundaries of form and language, without pushing myself as a writer. Perhaps because experimenting feels like play, and that’s both enjoyable and also something we don’t often get to do as adults. It’s one of the reasons I love poetry so much – the capacity it has for play and exploration.”
I’m running a webinar on 7 Sept from 6-7pm AEST! Are you finding it hard to write at the moment? Me too. Hopefully this event helps 🙂 ‘Write together, gently’ is a soothing write-in/creative co-work over 1 hour with gentle writing prompts on the theme FOCUS.
Payment is on a sliding scale – I know a lot of us are struggling with money at the moment. And once you’ve paid for the webinar, you have unlimited replay access, so you can watch it whenever you want! This is great if you can’t make this exact day/time.