As I know about events I am participating in, I’ll post information about them here 🥳

Upcoming event

I am excited to be talking to the wonderful Sam Faulkner about 'Growing Up Torres Strait Islander in Australia', a ground breaking collection providing a unique perspective on the Torres Strait Islander experience. Sam is the editor of this collection of emerging and established writers from both today and the recent past, including Eddie Mabo, Thomas Mayo, Lenora Thaker,  Ellie Gaffney, Jillian Boyd-Bowie, Aaron Fa'Aoso and Jimi Bani. These and many more storytellers, mentors, traditional owners, doctors and teachers from the Torres Strait share their joy, culture, good eating, lessons learned and love of family, language and Country.

📅 Sunday, May 19, 2024

⏰ 3:00 PM  4:00 PM

📍 Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Griffith, ACT

Recent past events

A Bold Critique

I was recently in conversation with Dr Michelle Potter, AM as part of the Bold Festival where we discussed arts criticism and dance writing. 

ACT HUB Forum / The Importance of Queer Stories

In conjunction with the upcoming season of Queers, Everyman Theatre and ACTHub presented a conversation between 3 queer Canberra storytellers: myself; Dylan Van Den Berg, writer of Whitefella Yella Tree; and Kaya Wilson, author of As Beautiful As Any Other.

Headland Writers Festival

I facilitated a panel with the wonderful Erin Riley and Matilda Bosely and taught a workshop on pathways into publishing.

Up-cycled fashion and the ethics of what we wear

I was part of an afternoon about fashion with a conscience, speaking at the Sustaining Our Future North Canberra Sustainability Festival.

Canberra Outlet Centre Inspire

I had a wonderful time on a panel alongside the ever inspiring Evie Kay and Dani Harmer and facilitated by the lovely Gerard Wilton and Tracey Davis.

Canberra Writers Festival

I enjoyed being on a panel alongside participating chair Linda Jaivin, Diana Reid and Jo Dyer.

IDAHOBIT Day at Book Cow

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) last month I was very lucky to speak at an event put on by the Book Cow in Kingston alongside the incredible Jenni from A Gender Agenda. Together with a group of readers, we talked about the stories we love, those we hope to read, and those we wished were better.

Newcastle Writers Festival

I was on a panel alongside the wonderful I’ll be on a panel called Family Ties with Krissy Kneen and Mimi Kwa.

BOLD Festival

As part of the BOLD annual conference I was lucky to give a talk on writing and dance and what the two art forms can learn from one another.

Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) State Conference

I spoke on a panel discussing the use of memory: diaries, blogs and autofiction.

HerCanberra’s Sustainable Fashion Swap

I sat on a panel discussion, Consumer to Conscious: How can we build a sustainable wardrobe, alongside Taylor Pitsilos and Debby Harrington at the HerCanberra Sustainable Fashion Swap.

Recycling Discovery Hub

I participated in an online conversation about textile waste alongside designer and sustainability advocate Kelli Donovan.