Can’t Relate: The Myth of Likeability 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 and Identities in Literature for Young People Symposium, La Trobe University, December 2018

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


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


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

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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