Creative Writing Teacher

Creative Writing Teacher

Deborah has taught creative writing at four Victorian universities – University of Melbourne, RMIT, La Trobe and Federation University. She is a an outstanding lecturer and tutor, emphasising strong student engagement and rigour in the writing process. Her expertise in writing climate fictions and eco-fiction narratives, and theory of creative writing is well recognised.

Deborah has delivered academic papers at numerous conferences and spoken at gatherings of writers, including the Great Writing Conference in London, 2016. She recently presented a research paper at the biannual conference of ASLEC-ANZ, ‘Grounding Story’. Her paper explores the ways that groundwater is expressed in climate fiction.

She is a confident keynote speaker on a wide range of topics, including finding the right voice for your story, expressing emotion in fiction, finding artistic balance in creative non-fiction, to name a few.

She runs workshops and seminars for emerging writers, building writers’ skills and confidence.

She has been a long time member of Writers Victoria and has participated in several short courses on short fiction, novel writing and memoir.