'Grieve' - Grief Awareness Month Short Story Competition

Grieve 2014 and Harlequin

I was honoured to read a couple of wonderful pieces for the Grieve Live Reading at The Conservatorium’s Harold Lobb Concert Hall last night. The evening was the finale of the Grieve Writing Competition and also the launch of an anthology of over 80 stories entered into the competition. Harlequin was included in this anthology…    Harlequin … Continue reading

she: true stories Ordinary & Extraordinary

UPDATE: Visceral wins at she: true stories competition

I am thrilled to announce that Visceral collected the prize allocated by the YWCA (Hunter Region) for the she: true tales Ordinary & Extraordinary short story competition. The project was run in conjunction with a short story and photographic portrait competition aligned with a series of workshops to complement the competition. The story was read aloud at the … Continue reading

Newcastle Herald 'Summer Stories'


Rebirth was a finalist in the Newcastle Herald ‘Summer Stories’ competition. Stories this year were inspired by a choice from three visual stimuli. The photo that inspired Rebirth showed Xanthorrhoea regeneration in a post-apocalyptic landscape after a firestorm. Rebirth was first published in the Newcastle Herald on 25 January 2014. It can be read online at the Newcastle … Continue reading

she: true stories Ordinary & Extraordinary


Visceral is a finalist for the she: true tales Ordinary & Extraordinary project. The project is run in conjunction with a short story and portrait competition. A series of workshops on writing and photography will complement the competition. The story was read aloud at the launch of the project and also on 1233 ABC Newcastle on Wednesday, 5th February, 2014. The finalists … Continue reading