Having a ‘A Year In Summary’ blog post is quite a thing in the blogging world, so I have decided that my blog should have one too.
For a full list of what I have been up to this year you can just click on the category ‘My Work’ on my side panel, but I will give you a little update of things that have been happening.
I was lucky enough to start this year by going to Mumbai to study marketing for Bollywood film, with a grant from Beyond UTS International Leadership Development Society. I got published in the UTS Writers’ Anthology and got Shortlisted for the Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist, which led to publication in a Penguin Special. I collaborated with Cam Cope and a bunch of other fantastic writers in PICTURE 1000 WORDS, a photo-literary collaboration that was exhibited at City Library Gallery, Melbourne. In September, I got swept away to the Fresh Ink National Studio, a writers’ retreat in Bundanon with a whole heap of amazing young playwrights. This led to two development sessions and my first ever paid commission (yay).
Last but not least, I finished my honours thesis. This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. It took the life out of me, but I got first class honours. The shiny mark at the end of the year has made all those stressed out, brink of melt down hours all worth it. Plus, I got to interview and work with poets who I never dreamed I would have the honour to work with.
At the end of this post I feel happy with this year, but also very, very gloaty. However, I think that is the nature of these ‘A Year In Summary’ type posts, and so I apologise for nothing.