Why it’s absolutly, utterly essential to teach poetry to teenagers

In April this year I was invited by my favourite literary organisation in the whole world Women Of Letters to take part in their New York event ‘People Of Letters’ at the Bowery Electric.… Continue reading


Last week I wrote this little piece for the wonderful Writers Bloc (super cool literary website where you can get feedback on your work.) They have a section called Lit Cities where writers… Continue reading

Dear All The Women Who Ever Existed Over The Entire Span Of Human History

A letter to a wish… This letter was first performed as part of the 2013 Women Of Letters Indonesian Tour as part of the Ubud Writers festival.It has since gone on to star… Continue reading

My Life Story, In Three and a Half Bicycles

#1* [*Ding] I was in Year Two and every day after school, at around 4pm, Tanya Johnson would ride past my house on a musk-stick pink big-girls bike. She was in Year Six,… Continue reading

Dr Who’s Tom Baker is My Real Dad

I am not really Emilie Zoey Baker. I was christened ‘Emilie Moyle’ Moyle means Jewish circumciser, and although I do get a little bit Jewish when I’m drunk, or unexpectedly called upon to… Continue reading

The amazing central Australian Desert

Recently I  travelled deep into the Utopia Homeland in the middle of the Northern Territory to work in some of the most remote schools in Australia. Right inside the belly of this amazing… Continue reading

F%$* you, Glee.

So, I’ve had fake nails now for about six months. The reason I got them is I had this hot job interview and I wanted to get that not-on-the-dole look. My nails are… Continue reading

LINER NOTES 10: David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Wham bam, thank you, ma’am! Ziggy Stardust at The Regal Ballroom The much-loved literary cabaret Liner Notes returns to the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2012 with a celebration of the 40th anniversary of… Continue reading

I’m supporting the Bedroom Philosopher

In July! I might dance! And by dance I mean sit down!

Dark Matter

A few years ago my good friends and colleagues Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Paul Mitchel formed Science in The Dark a collaborative directed by Alicia Sometimes to put on Elemental, Poetry At The… Continue reading