Catherine completed her PhD in creative writing at Monash University, looking at white Australian practices of writing landscape. Her research has been awarded the A.D. Hope Prize from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. She has been a committee member for the Australian Short Story Festival, a judge of the WA Premier’s Book Prize, and is a board member for writingWA and A Maze of Story. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, a novel, was awarded a Varuna fellowship and shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. She lectures in creative writing and literature, and is editor of Westerly Magazine.
Editor, Westerly Magazine
Board member, writingWA
Board member, A Maze of Story
~ Australia Council, Artistic Development Project Grant (2016)
~ Monash University Institute of Graduate Research, Postgraduate Publication Award (2014)
I am currently working on creative practice and transnationalism in the writing of Randolph Stow.
Reading Creatively, Writing Creatively (ENGL1501)
Creative Writing: Theory and Practice (ENGL2501)
Studies in Creative Writing (ENGL4103)
Contemporary Australian literature
Contemporary Australian creative practice
Creative practices of place-making
Australian Postcolonialism and Transnationalism