Writing

‘Troubling the life narrative: the case of Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragments: memories of a childhood, 1939–1948, paper published in TEXT, Special Issue Life Writing in Troubled Times: Contemporary Issues and Practice in Writing and Researching Auto/Biography, October 2018

 

‘Speaking through the things of their lives: writing a memoir with my parents’ melancholy objects’, paper published in TEXT, Special Issue 45, Writing Death and Dying, October 2017

 

‘A shark in the garden: an adoptee memoir’, paper published in Writing the Ghost Train: Rewriting, Remaking, Rediscovering, The Refereed Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, March 2016

 

‘Writing the broken (adopted) self: memoir and trauma’, paper presented at the inaugural Narrative Research Conference Enlightened: Narratives and Narrative Strategies to Awaken Applied and Creative Humanism, February 2016

 

‘A shark in the garden: an adoptee memoir’, paper presented at Writing the Ghost Train: Rewriting, Remaking, Rediscovering, the 20th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, November–December 2015

 

‘“On a cloudy day, you can see everything”: reading from “A shark in the garden: an adoptee memoir”’, paper presented at the CQU School of Education and the Arts Research Symposium, August 2015

 

‘A hole in the heart: on secrets, silence, and sorrow’, essay longlisted in Australian Book Review’s 2014 Calibre Prize and published in Australian Journal of Adoption, November 2014

 

‘A place at the table’, short story published in Idiom 23, 2014 issue

 

‘Revelation’ and ‘Heavy baggage: illegitimacy and the adoptee’, memoir and article published in ‘illegitimate’ issue of M/C Journal, October 2014

 

‘Speaking through the things of their lives: writing a memoir with my parents’ melancholy objects’, paper presented at The Life of Things: 18th Annual Work-in- Progress Conference, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland, September 2014

 

‘Conflict begetting conflict: secrets, trauma, and the writing of memoir’, paper presented at The Australian Historical Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, July 2014

 

‘The secret adoptee’s cookbook’, published in ‘cookbook’ issue of M/C Journal, June 2013

 

‘Understanding writers’ block: the mystery of the writing brain’, Writing Queensland, April 2008

 

‘Sue’s story’, published in Balance: The Journal of the Mental Health Association (Qld) Inc., Winter 2007

 

‘Her face in the light’, published online in SmokeLong Quarterly, Issue 4, June 2004, with interview

 

Livin’ doll’, ‘Hummingbirds’, and ‘Women’s issues’, published online in Mangrove, issues 2 and 3

 

Performance reading of ‘The buffoon’, an extract from “Plum sickness”, at ‘Love and Catharsis’, an event organised by postgraduate students of Creative Writing Course at University of Queensland at Tongue and Groove Cafe, May 2000

 

‘She’s gone to a nursing home’, published in Imago, Volume 12, No. 1, 2000

 

Arts Queensland Grant for writing part of draft of ‘Paying the rent’, a novella around adoption, families and genetics, for year 1999

 

‘Planting trees’, published in Journal of Australian Studies’ Creative Arts Review, No. 59, 1998

 

‘Going back’, published in Hecate, Volume 24, 1, 1998

 

Performance reading of ‘Body parts’, a collaboration with Ffion Murphy, Ingrid Woodrow, and Anne-Maree Rolley, at Adelaide Fringe Festival 1998

 

Presentation of ‘As bad as it could be?: a chapter in the blue life of Judith Black’, a reading from the first chapter of “Plum sickness” in early draft form, at “As Good As It Gets?”, the University of Queensland’s English Postgraduate Society 3rd Annual Work-In-Progress Conference on 15 August 1998, and publication in the second edition for 1998 of Postscript: the journal of the UQ English Postgraduates Society

 

Presentation of paper, ‘Beating myself black and blue: why I am writing about depression’, at “Wip-ping Posts”, the University of Queensland’s English Postgraduate Society 2nd Annual Work-In-Progress Conference on 9 August 1997