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Bio

Janet is an emerging writer and poet. She writes historical and contemporary stories which often include speculative fiction elements (mystery, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal) in short story and novel forms. Her work has been published in several editions of Painted Words, and her haiku has been published in, Blythe Spirit,  A Hundred Gourds, Paper Wasp and Windfall. In 2013 & 2014 she was 2nd and then highly recommended in the international section of the Fujisan Haiku Competition.

Janet holds a BA in Visual Arts (La Trobe University, Bendigo, 2015) and in 2017 completed a diploma in Professional Writing & Editing from Bendigo Kangan Institute (formerly Bendigo TAFE).

 

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Studies and Professional Development

2019

Writers Victoria – advanced short story clinic with Josephine Rowe

Writing for New Media – extra unit with Bendigo TAFE PW & E

2018

Writers Victoria – intermediate short story clinic with Laurie Steed

Deferred Bachelor of Creative Writing, Deakin University

2017

Applied Deakin University 2nd year entry to Bachelor of Creative Writing (credits & guaranteed place with Diploma in P W & E).

Completed:  the final subjects for Diploma in Professional Writing and Editing

  • Transmedia
  • Short Story
  • History of Literature
  • Industry

Aug 2017Into the Vortex – Cate Kennedy, short story workshop.

2016

Withdrew from studying Honours to continue with Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing:

  • Advanced Editing
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Project Management.

2015  

Part-time studies in Diploma Professional Writing & Editing, Bendigo Kangan Institute.

Attained: HD in Poetry & Song Lyrics, Creative Non-Fiction.

Deferred Honours, Federation University Ballarat then opted out to continue writing studies.

2014

Bachelor Visual Arts, La Trobe University Bendigo.

Attained: Cert IV Bendigo TAFE: Novel Writing.

Prior 2013

Cert IV Professional Writing & Editing subjects achieved; Poetry, Editing, Myths & Symbols

Writing (as J L Penn)

2019

Windfall # 7 February 2019

2017

Windfall #5 January 2017

Painted Words 2017

2016

Haiku published in the following journals:

Australian online haiku journal, A Hundred Gourds, June 2016

Blithe Spirit (British Haiku Society journal)

Paper Wasp

2015

Published in Australian haiku journal, Paper Wasp: Summer 2015.

Non-fiction published in 2015 Painted Words anthology.  

2014

Special recognition 2014 Fujisan Haiku, (international section).

Poetry and a short story published in 2014 Painted Words anthology.

2013

Award of excellence (2nd) 2013 Fujisan Haiku, (international section).

Poetry and a short story published in Painted Words anthology.

2012

Poem published in Scintillae 2012.

2010

Poetry published in Painted Words anthology.

Visual Art

2014

EXIT graduation exhibition, Phylis Palmer gallery La Trobe University, Bendigo.

Half/Lore third year undergraduate exhibition, The White Space, Castlemaine.

2011

Artwork selected for Painted Words cover.

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