Here’s some information about my radio segment, art practice and other presenting.

Past speaking – keynote speaker, Society of Women Writers (NSW); MC, Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues; president addresses, Editors Victoria; formal and informal speeches as manager, Warmun Art Centre.

Wordy-Gurdy on the Radio

PBS106.7FM, 9.30–10 a.m., 3rd Wednesday
This monthly radio spot, on Melbourne’s PBS106.7FM, focuses on music and great music writing. We scour the last 100 years for rare and excellent blues, jazz, country and beyond, and the writing that captures it.
It’s featured on Helen Jennings’ Roots of Rhythm since 2006.
Listeners can access the show at any time, so we now have an international audience that listens live or online. Find playlists and scripts here.
Blues-music competitions are an annual fixture on Melbourne’s calendar and I’ve been a judge for Music Victoria since 2021 and Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society since 2004 (MBAS Blues Awards 2022 and MBAS International Blues Challenge). This followed some years as Associate Editor of Rhythms magazine, and before that  music researcher and band manager.

Dance Steps for the Self-Employed

On demand
Dance Steps is a colourful, creative way to design a business plan. I was invited by Editors Victoria to present this course in 2012 to teach business skills to editors in the wake of the publisher move to freelance rather than in-house.
After presenting it regularly to Editors Victoria and interstate, I adapted it for Writers Victoria. The training formats varied in length and delivery mode, eventually morphing into bespoke topics.
Closely related is my work as mentor to developing writers.

‘Engaged and focused. Very enjoyable, worthwhile workshop.’ 


Visual artist

Botanic art and sketches
For the past few years I’ve been revisiting drawing skills from my years as designer, sign writer and art student.
Whereas a piece of botanic art is highly detailed and can take months, sketches while travelling or waiting can take just a few minutes.
Exhibition! 1–31 August 2024, downstairs at East Melbourne Library.