Career Developments

Professional Associations

2010

2008

  • Dangerously Poetic (Member, Management Committee, 2013).

2007

  • Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL).

2004

  • Pride History Group.

1995

1980-81

  • Gay Information Collective (Contributed essays, books reviews, editing/design anddistribution of quarterly journal, Gay Information)

Political Associations

2006

  • Established Northern Rivers Gay and Lesbian History Group

1981

  • As Sister Mary Sit-On-My-Face co-founded (with Mother Inferior and Sister Mary Medusa) the Sydney Motherhouse of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

1978

  • Member of Organising Collective of First Sydney Mardi Gras (now Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras)

Editing

2009-2010

  • Editor of digital and print newsletter, Fruit Juice, Tropical Fruits (community group)

1999

  • Co-editor, Body of Work (Northern Rivers Writers' Centre)

1998

  • Co-editor, North Coast Poets 1998 (Northern Rivers Writers' Centre)

Mentorships

2007

  • Emerging Writer (February-August) Mentor: Dr David Reiter (Interactive Press)

Project: These Scarlet Moments (poetry).

2003

  • Emerging Writer (16-20 June) Mentor: Marele Day (Northern Rivers Writers' Centre)

Project: Notes from the Devil's Sidewalk (memoir).

2002

  • Emerging Writer (17-21 June) Mentor: Marele Day (Northern Rivers Writers' Centre)

Project: Notes from the Devil's Sidewalk (memoir).

Publicity

  • ‘New Page for Budding Authors’ Daily News 27 June 2003: 8
  • ‘Strip Club Slaying at Coopers Shoot’ Northern Rivers Echo 3 July 2003: 15
  • ‘Club Slaying at Coopers Shoot’ Byron Shire Echo 1 July 2003: 8
  • ‘Budding Writers helped on Way’ Northern Star 3 July 2002
  • ‘Interview with Verity Jones’ ABC Radio Perth 16 November 2000