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November 2017

It's been a busy trip to the US, and I'm happy to be on my way home!

Breeding Season is now available to read online at Overland.

Tomorrow afternoon, November 9th, I'll be presenting a talk on science and creative writing at the annual conference for the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Tempe, AZ, and then, on the morning of November 10th, I'm reading "Pluripotent." I'm excited to be at a conference full of so many cross-over ideas and people!

I'm excited to share that the editors at Creative Nonfiction have nominated my essay "Pluripotent" for a Pushcart Prize! I wrote that story of my PhD and cancer and motherhood in so many different ways over so many years, until a class with Lidia Yuknavitch broke everything open. And the answer was stem cells, of course. One answer, anyway.


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October 2017

Here we come Iowa, Colorado, Arizona!

Next Tuesday night, October 18th, I'll be reading an excerpt from "Pluripotent" at the monthly Wild Readings session at Mu'ooz in West End. Anyone's invited! Details are on the WR Facebook page.

I'm excited to share that "Pluripotent" has been selected by writer and musician Anna Goldsworthy as one of 25 essays to be published in The Best Australian Essays 2017!  

 

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September 2017

I just got my hard copy of the latest Creative Nonfiction. It's one of my absolute favourite literary magazines -- always beautifully curated and thought provoking -- and I'm so happy my words are part of it! Editor Hattie Fletcher was encouraging and insightful, and the whole process was a lot more fun than editing academic manuscripts ...

The MONA was the most wonderful and intense museum experience I've ever had -- especially since I was seeing it both in my own perspective and that of my novel's characters. My brain was literally leaking out my ears! Luckily, I had a glass or three of local pinot noir to catch it in :)

I'm in Hobart for a week of writing and research with my talented writing buddy Renee -- planning to finish the second section of Breeding Season (the novel) and explore the MONA.