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Autopsy of a Comedian

Autopsy of a Comedian, my second e-collection with the fabulous genre specialist publisher Clan Destine Press launches today!

I'll be blogging about it and posting some audio snippets here.

And as it's a completely online launch, I've set up a Facebook event for more snippets, photos and to invite people anywhere and everywhere to be part of the celebrations.


Once Were Pirates

My new play Once Were Pirates is premiering at Melbourne Fringe Festival, presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy.

Shane and Gareth used to be pirates. Now they are stuck in the real world, trying to figure out how to live. A tale of two bad men trying to make good.

A brand new play by Emilie Collyer (2013 Fringe Best Emerging Writer, 2013 Green Room Nominee), directed by Daniel Czech, featuring Ben Clements and James Cook.

Bookings here:



Thrilled to have a story of mine: Last game of the day in the latest edition of Allegory, a sci-fi and fantasy magazine.

View the beautiful cover here and click to enter the issue.

Or this link will take you straight to my story.



Whose Doctor? Reflections on a Time Lord

 Whose Doctor? Reflections on a Time Lord is an awesome collection of writing about Dr Who. I've got a poem in there that I wrote about the 9th Doctor. The essays and poems in this collections are funny, entertaining, smart, deep, whacky and brilliant and I was immensely thrilled and humbled to be part of it.

It's an absolute bargain at just $5.

Read the blog post I wrote about it for Clan Destine Press here.

Buy the collection here from Tomely or here from Smashwords.

Perfect timing as we all prepare for the imminent arrival of the new Doctor Peter Capaldi!


A week of poetry!

After a long quiet period on the poetry front, this week I've got three events!

Wednesday 28th May: Poetry in the West

I'm reading at this MPU event with the truly wonderful Paul Mitchell. All of my poems are linked to a specific geographic location around the west, where I live.

Full details here

Saturday 31st May: Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize

I've been shortlisted in this prize and will be at the presentation which is also the opening of the fabulous Williamstown Literary Festival.

Sunday 1st June: Bloodlines: Poetry and Parenting

Delighted to be invited to this panel with two cracker poets: Kristen Roberts and Nathan Curnow.

It's also part of the Williamstown Literary Festival