Readings, Festivals, Residencies & Awards


2016
March:
The Dan Poets at the Dan O'Connell Hotel, Melbourne: Reader.
May-August: The Convict's Revenge tour, including
Timişoara, Romania: feature reader at the BAS (British & American Studies) Conference.
Lublin, Poland: running a workshop for university students at Lublin University and reading under the auspices of the British Council.
The Hurst, Shropshire, an Arvon Foundation residence: guest Reader for the week.
The Bakehouse, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland: Feature Reader.
Oh! Outhouse, Shore Poets, Edinburgh: New Poet feature.
Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws, Powys: Feature Reader.
Festival at The Edge, Much Wenlock: Headline Reader in fund-raising event.
Dublin Public Library: Feature Reader, lunch & evening.
Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon, Ireland: judging poetry competition and Feature Reader.
November:
Winter Warmer International Poetry Festival, Cork, Ireland: Feature Reader.


AWARDS:
Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Award     2011
Wenlock Festival Poetry Prize (Arvon International Poetry Competition)     2010
Varuna Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for Poetry (mentor: Deborah Westbury)     2010
Launceston Poetry Cup     2009
Emerging Writers' Festival     2005
Five Islands Press New Poets     2003
Ford Memorial Medal for Poetry (University of Queensland)
FESTIVALS & READINGS:
Poetry Reading, The Pottery, Wenlock     2015
Poetry Reading with Liz Le Froy at The Big Bash     2015
Poetry Reading, Over the Edge, Galway, Ireland     2015
Book launch: Sjøvegen (The Sea Road), Ålvik, Norway     2015
Poetry Readings, Castlemaine Art Gallery     2014
Poetry Breakfast & Readings, Woodend Winter Arts Festival     2014
Launch of Awakenings: Poems from the collection of the Castlemaine Art Gallery     2014
Poetry Readings, Boyle Arts Festival, Ireland     2014
Poet in Residence: Castlemaine Art Gallery Centenary Celebrations     2013
Kyneton Daffodil Festival: Poets' Breakfast     2013
Bendigo Writers' Festival 2013     2013
Radio National Poetica: The 'Father' sequence of poems     2013
U3A Poetry Workshop, Castlemaine     2013
The Big Read (supporting the Collected Works of Retta & Kris Hemmersley)     2012
MPU Feature as winner of 2011 International competition     2012
Fullers bookshop, Hobart     2012
Midland Hotel, Castlemaine with Ann de Hugard and Rob Wallis     2012
The Gods, Canberra     2012
Kyneton Daffodil Festival     2012
Bendigo Writers' Festival: panel, interview, and reading     2012
Reading at Over the Edge, Co Galway, Ireland     2012
Workshop & Reading, Wenlock Poetry Festival, UK     2012
Poet's Breakfast, SheppARTon Festival     2012
Reading & workshop at Speedpoets, Brisbane     2012
Reading at Riverbend Poetry Series, Brisbane     2012
Reading at Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, NSW     2012
Reading at The Republic, Hobart     2011
Let's celebrate, Lark Distillery, Hobart     2011
The Blue Dressing Gown launch, Castlemaine     2011
The Blue Dressing Gown launch, Wordbank, Sydney     2011
Goulburn Valley Writers Group workshop     2011
La Mama, Carlton     2011
Melbourne Poets' Union, Wheeler Centre     2011
The Blue Dressing Gown launch, Collected Works, Melbourne     2011
A Literary Lark at Lark Distillery, Hobart     2011
The Torriano Meeting House, Kentish Town     2011
Poets Poetry Evening, Salisbury House, London     2011
Wenlock Poetry Festival, Shropshire, UK     2011
Wenlock Poetry Festival, Shropshire, UK     2010
Queensland Poetry Festival     2010
Yarra Riverkeepers: Herring Island SoirĂ©e     2009
Tasmanian Poetry Festival     2009
Castlemaine State Festival (Vic)     2009
Australian Poetry Centre: Inaugural Regional Poetry Festival     2008
The Emerging Writers' Festival     2005
New Poets Australian Tour     2003
Gawler Poetry Festival (South Australia)     2003
Montsalvat Poetry Festival   2001-2005
Melbourne Poetry Festival     2000
RESIDENCIES:
Ochsenfeld Scholarship, Heidelberg, Germany     2012
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland     2012
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Norway     2012
Varuna Writers' House     2011
Ålvik Art Centre (Kunstnarhuset Messen), Norway     2011
The Writer's Cottage, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart     2010
Varuna Writers' House     2010