The Blog

  • BathurstFest
    May 17, 2017

    swf live & local: festival opening in bathurst

    In addition to my Sydney Writers’ Festival appearances, I will be doing a special event in Bathurst for SWF’s Live & Local series. The event is an “in conversation” with Jen Barry about Portable Curiosities, for the opening of this year’s Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival. Details: Friday 26 May, 7.30–8.30pm, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, free […]

  • Sisterialogo
    May 16, 2017

    sisteria podcast

    Last week in Melbourne, I joined the Sisteria crew as a guest on their final episode for Season 1. Sisteria is a fantastic podcast about women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture. We discussed a bunch of things on the episode, including my big career change, short stories, satire and Kanganoulipo. There’s […]

  • A speech I gave at the Emerging Writers’ Festival program launch last night in Melbourne. I was asked to talk about what fuels my writing, no matter the obstacles – so I reflected on that time I may have killed another writer. This continues a story I began on the Meanjin blog.


    I’m writing the libretto for Blush Opera’s new opera, Chop Chef, which satirises reality TV cooking shows. Here are some highlights from a recent workshop at City Recital Hall where we tested the first fifteen minutes. The workshop was made possible by Omega Ensemble and the New Music Network Inc.