This Friday afternoon I’ll be holding the Perth edition of the NYWM Young Writers’ Workshop – 5pm at the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers’ Centre.

After the success of the Bunbury workshop, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Perth’s young writers can bring to the table.

It will run for one hour, and we’ll talk about writing, getting started, and ideas for NYWM writing projects.

I’m also pleased to announce that we’ll have a special guest – Sj Finch, editor of dotdotdash and published author.

WHERE: The KSP Writers Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA

WHEN: 5pm-6pm Fri 27 May

WHAT: Bring pen and paper, and be ready to write!

WHO: You, silly.

Although the workshop is free, you will need to reserve a spot if you wish to attend. CLICK HERE to let me know you want to attend.


This Monday I’ll be running a Young Writers’ Workshop in Bunno. It’s a part of NYWM, getting young writers some inspiration for their personal writing projects. AND it will feature a special guest (woooo)!

WHAT: Young Writers’ Workshop BUNBURY

WHERE: The Bunbury City Library’s Activity Room (on Parkfield St)

WHEN: 5pm-6pm Monday 16 May

HOW MUCH: Nada! It’s free – all you have to do is reserve a spot.

The workshop runs for one hour, and it’s totally free, so I urge all writers under 25 to reserve their spot! Just flick me an email with the subject line “Bunbury workshop info”.


In preparation for National Young Writers’ Month (June), I’m running two Young Writers’ Workshops in WA. They’re aimed at anyone aged 12-25 who’s interested in writing and wants to kick-start their writing projects.

The first workshop is in Bunbury (eeyeah BunVegas!). Deets:

WHEN: 5pm, Monday 16 May

WHERE: Bunbury City Library’s Activity Room

HOW MUCH: Nada. It’s free.

The second workshop is in Perth (woo Perth!).

WHEN: 5pm, Friday 27 May

WHERE: Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers Centre, 11 Old York Road, Greenmount WA

Places in each workshop are limited, so if you want to come along, pop a comment down below and I’ll get back to you.



Written at Janet Jackson’s Poetry Workshop

Poems, Posts

The TV starts to blur as my brain fizzes
with the bleak thoughts of a quiet Saturday night.
Tipped sideways on the couch with a downturn mouth,
I wish I’d gone out.
Over the soft sounds of Star Wars,
the Chinese New Year roars from my housemate’s room.
Deep in my personal gloom, I swallow the bitter taste
of acrimony. Because he’s really alright,
and he sat up all night with us on our New Year’s Eve.
I quickly shovel biscuits into my face
to stifle the growth of protests in my throat,
and reflect that Empire really is the best.