ACADEMIC/TEACHING WORK

TEACHING/LECTURING

Writing YA Fiction, The Faber Academy, 2022 (online)

Short Story, La Trobe University, Semester 2 2021

Writing YA Fiction, The Faber Academy, 2021 (online)

Advanced Fiction, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Semester 2, 2020 (online)

Writing YA Fiction, The Faber Academy, April-June, 2020 (online)

Short Story, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Semester 2, 2019

Creative Non-Fiction, La Trobe University, Bendigo, Semester 1, 2019

YA Fiction, RMIT Professional Writing and Editing, 2013-2016


PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

“Finding Affinity: The Spatial Possibilities of Comics in Youth Mental Health”

- Graphic Horizons, University of Adelaide, October 2023

Can’t Relate: The Myth of Like-ability in Australian YA Culture 

- panel with Sam George-Allen and Bec Kavanagh, YA Studies Around the World Conference, UK, 2020

Becoming the Monster: Constructing Identity Beyond the Bad Girl 

– A Performed Dialogue - Bec Kavanagh and Simmone Howell, Evil Women Conference, Progressive Connexions, Prague, November 2019

There is No Place for Us - Teenage Spaces 

- La Trobe Humanities and Social Sciences Mini-Symposium, March, 2019

The Female Bildungsroman: liberating the adolescent female protagonist through memoir’ 

- co-presented with Bec Kavanagh, Gender & Identities in Literature for Young People Symposium, La Trobe University, December 2018

 - co-presented with Bec Kavanagh, Bildunsgroman: Form and Transformations, Sydney University, November 2018 ‘

Teenage Skin - exploring the dream-self in adolescent life writing

Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, La Trobe University, October, 2018



CREATIVE MAPPING PROJECTS

Creator/Facilitator (Youth Programs) with Lisa D'Onofrio

http://wander-y.blogspot.com/

2015: Map of Melbourne Firsts - students created a digital map made of their own recordings (vox pops and field recordings)

2014: Palimpsest - Creative Responses to the City - Students explored historical Melbourne, created city ‘myths’ (drawing/poetry/sculpture) and exhibited them at the City Library. 

2013: Mapping Melbourne - Students undertook urban wanderings, wrote creative responses and made a physical map. 

2012: Creative Journalling - Students made ‘bower books’ and explored creative collage, found art, surrealist techniques and the history of artist books and domestic writing.




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