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11 September 2019

Bundanon Beauty

On return from the beautiful Bundanon, my head is full of thoughts and reflections. The opportunity was made available through Accessible Arts in partnership with Bundanon Trust, and provided six artists living with disability a two-week residency. For me this meant a number of things, not least, reflecting on how living with a mental illness impacts my life and work…
28 August 2019

Renewed Efforts

Now that I have finally updated this site, adding some new items into the publications page, and redirecting traffic (like I even need a lolly-pop lady for the lonely figure that might come this way!) away from my previous ‘Michele Tells Stories’ site, I have decided to put some renewed effort into this blog. And by renewed, I mean like,…
It has been exciting to be a part of a joint project between the Finishing School Collective and ABC Radio, where many of the fabulous female writers in the group are developing audio pieces that will be produced by an ABC Radio fiction team. I am working on a fiction piece that centers on one of the characters from my…
28 August 2019

Ignite Grant

I am super stoked to be one of the recipients for the Copyright Agency’s “Ignite” grants this year. Being selected for this grant is a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my writing under the guidance and tutelage of an experienced mentor and editor who can guide me towards creating a longer work of fiction for publication. It’s pretty tough…
I recently completed an essay that began as a personal exploration of how my family approached the death and burial of my Grandfather, and then my father. It soon turned into a more theoretical piece as I began to unpack and explore social theory relating to working class approaches to death and funeral practices - looking  at shame, disgust and…
I have been invite to read at the next Studio Stories event on Thursday the 23rd of Feb at 6.30pm. I will be telling the tale of my teenage love for Bon Jovi and my obsessive quest to meet them. Excitingly, this will happen alongside Luke Carmen, who amazed me for not only crafting an exquisite debut novel, but for capturing achingly…