Diana’s Writing Adventures:

Diana is an author, poet and playwright.

She enjoys all aspects of writing and conducts writing workshops for both adults and children.

PUBLISHED BOOKS:

Helping Hands” (Thomson Nelson) ISBN 0-17-011576-3

Road Safety” (Macmillan McGraw-Hill) ISBN 0-02-192631-X

Machines around the Home” (Rigby Harcourt) ISBN978-0-7312-7367-6

Underneath the Apple Tree”(Sapphire Coast Press) ISBN 0-9751450-1-0

Butterflies” (Sapphire Coast Press) ISBN 0-9751450-0-2

Beetles and Bugs” (Sapphire Coast Press) ISBN0-9751450-2-9

The Art of Ventriloquism” Report – Teachers 4 Teachers Publications Pty Ltd

A Living Fossil” Report – Teachers 4 Teachers Publications Pty Ltd

PUBLISHED POETRY:

Inclusion in “Friday the 13th”, poem anthology compiled by ACT Writers Centre – Poets’ Lunch 2009 (Boris Books)  ISBN 978 1 876668 20 4

Inclusion of Short Story “Australian Love Story” in Right Words at the Right Time (Simon & Schuster)  ISBN-13: 978-0-7434-9743-5

Inclusion in “The Green Fuse”, poetry anthology compiled by Varuna, the Writers’ House and the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, 2010

Inclusion in “From the Heart – an Anthology of Animal Stories and Poems” compiled by Animal Welfare League Far South Coast Branch

celebrating their 10th anniversary, 2011.

June 2011, One of the 8 winners in the Wagga Wagga Bus Shelter Poetry Competition , Booranga Writers’ Centre

JUDGING:

Judge – Sapphire Coast Anglican College K – 6 Writing Competition 2010

Judge – Feast of Poetry, Cooma – Childrens’ Section K – Yr 12, 2010 and 2011

Judge – U3A “With the Future in Mind” Poetry Competition 2010

Co-Judge ACT Writers Centre Childrens’ Book Award 2012

POETRY AND SHORT STORY PRIZES:

* Highly Commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers North Shore Regional 2010 Short Story Competiton – Category B

*Eastwood/Hills FAW 2011 Literary  Competition – Memoirs Category

Commended “Two Little Kids, A Dividing Fence and a Psssionfruit Vine”

*2012 – First Prize, Open Section, Feast of Poetry Cooma – poem “Madame Bovine”

*2012 – Third Place, HIV/AIDS – All In A Day’s Script – competition – poem “Black”

May 2013 – First Prize Blue Fringe Literary Awards – poem “The Black Dog”

May 2013 – Shortlisted – Perfex Literary Awards “Memoir” competition

OTHER ADVENTURES IN WRITING:

2012 – National Year of Reading Ambassador – Merimbula library

2012 – Creative Writing Facilitator – Bega & Bermagui Libraries

March 2013 – Online publication – ABC Open “Going Down the Brown”

May 2013 – Online Publication – ABC Open “Show Me the Money”

July 2013 _ Online Publications – ABC Open “Dear Husband” and “Love Bites”

Short and Sweet Festival – 10 minute play “Home Sweet Home” chosen for production

Short and Sweet Festival – 10 minute play “Hop To It” chosen for production

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