FREELANCE WRITER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES & INITIATIVES
Date March 2011, 2012, 2013 ongoing
SPOKE WORD FESTIVAL Fringe Adelaide, Founding Co-Director responsible for inception and successful execution of 5 day series of spoken word events. Successfully established spoken word festival event on the Festival Arts calendar in South Australia.
Date: 2013 ongoing
City Library, Adelaide. Production of unique workshops and events. Successful conception of ideas to support cross-sector initiatives in writing and spoken word.
Date: October 2009
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL, Bali. Workshop Convener, responsible for production and successful execution of two workshops to international students
FREELANCE WRITER & EDITOR
Responsible for manuscript and synopsis assessment including novels, poetry, screenplays, employment applications and proofreading and structural edits
Excellence in Creative Writing, Writing for Newspapers and Magazines, Online Writing, Writing for Business Purposes, Writing for Government, Grant Writing, Screenplay Writing & Writing for Children
Workshop tutor in above forms of writing
Mentor one-on-one to students in above forms of writing
Date: Dec, 2015 – ongoing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, WUNDERKAMMER GALLERY
Responsible for curating pieces from emeging artists and makers
Founding Organiser of Wunderkammer workshops, including WunderWord activities www.wunderkammergallery.com
Date: Aug 2016 - ongoing
PUBLIC OFFICER, ADELAIDE WEST END ASSOCIATION
Responsible for written content and management of business association.
Date: Jan, 2008-2015
HEAD, PROFESSIONAL WRITING, ADELAIDE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, TAFESA
Responsible for providing Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) and Short Courses
Responsible for coordinating Fringe Festival event “SPOKE”, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with participatory role as Chair of panel
Founding chair of SPOKE Productions
Leadership and management of twenty five Hourly Paid Instructors
Mentoring, counselling and learning support of students
Coordination of guest speakers from industry
Educational leadership and management of the unit, ensuring smooth delivery of curriculum across modules in the four-year qualification
Management of administrative assistant.
Teaching of Introduce Styles, Techniques & Conventions & Promote your Writing modules of Advanced Diploma
Negotiated Project supervision of Advanced Diploma students
Writing of both semester-length and short courses including novel writing, short story writing, life writing, poetry, writing for children, fantasy writing, travel writing, article writing and publishing.
Collaboration with students for publishing
Date: Jan 2011-ongoing
MEMBER, PEER ASSESSMENT PANEL FOR LITERATURE, ARTS SA
Responsible for assessing peer manuscript submissions from South Australian writers for grant purposes
Date: May, 2011-May 2013
South Australian Writers Centre
Responsible for representing Vocational and Educational Training sector on Board
Responsible for new initiatives for the SA Writers Centre, including national body, Writing Australia.
Date: Oct, 2010, Oct, 2012
JUDGE, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS
Responsible for assessing Non-Fiction award for Literature, South Australia’s premiere award for writing in this category.
Date: Nov, 2012-ongoing
Co-West Coworking Studio for Writers, Adelaide South Australia
Responsible for teaching and feedback to community-based students
Date: May, 2006-ongoing
Marion Cultural Centre, South Australia
Responsible for teaching and feedback to community-based students.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Adelaide
Advanced Diploma of Arts(Professional Writing), tafeSA
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, TafeSA
COUNTRIES OF WORK
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
Surrey County Council schools
Ventura County Office of Education