I have a PhD in Creative Writing from Adelaide University and a BA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. I have worked in editing and publishing and taught Communication subjects at UniSA for fifteen years. I have tutored privately and given workshops in the community to many different age groups. I like to tailor writing exercises to the needs of the individual.
When tutoring in Creative Writing, I show students how to find their authentic voice, and to experiment with styles and genres. I encourage a conscious awareness of the creative process so students can evolve their writing, by mining their personal experiences and imagery to create texts that have universal appeal. In tutoring academic writing, I explain the purpose of the writing, editing and referencing process so the many assessment criteria are demystified. I specialize in structural editing.
webcam workshops $50.00ph
assessment of written texts and/or editing feedback outside of webcam sessions will range from $30.00ph to $100.00ph depending on the student's writing ability and purpose of the text.
Face to face meetings would require travel expenses.
PhD in Creative Writing from Adelaide University
Major Creative Work: Patterns of Being: a verse novel
Exegesis topic: Complexity in the verse novel and the process of creating its structure.
Graduate Diploma in Women’s Studies, University of Adelaide
B.A. in Creative Writing (magna cum laude) from San Francisco State University
2018 - current
A reader for The Masters Review, an online publisher in Oregon, USA.
2012 - 2017
Self-published two poetry collections, 'Rooms of Discovery' and 'The Grammar of Grapes', and a verse novel, 'Patterns of Being'. Also recorded the CD and Mp3 of 'Patterns of Being'.
Private tutoring and mentoring in Adelaide and Murray Bridge, SA.
2004 - 2011
Lecturer in Communication at SAIBT, Adelaide, SA. Lectured in 'Communication and the Media', Media Literacies' and 'Managing Communication in Business'.
1997 - 2011
Tutored at UniSA, School of Management, Adelaide, in: 'Communication and the Media' and 'Managing Communication in Business'.
1996 - 2011
Tutored and lectured at UniSA, School of Communication, Magill, in: 'Advanced Writing Workshop', 'Writing, Rhetoric and Reasoning', 'Reading and Writing across the Disciplines', 'Editing and Publishing', 'Media Literacies'.
Co-editor, 'Flow: No. 25 Friendly Street Reader
Founding Editor, 'Stet: Australian Writing and Writers' and 'The Naked Pomegranate: Collected Women's Writing'
Creative Writing Workshops given at WEA, (Workers' Education) Adelaide as a recreational activity.
Associate Editor, 'Connections '80, Student Handbook', San Francisco State University, CA
Editor, 'AS pages', San Francisco State University, CA
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