Publications and achievements 2012

Southern Cross University's creative writing students and graduates continue to succeed in their chosen genres through various avenues. Here is a list of publications and achievements in 2012.

Tessa Chudy - PhD candidate, has an illustration in Aurealis No 55, October 2012.

Zacharey Jane - undergraduate, won the SCU 2011-12 UniLife Excellence in The Arts award.

Wear the wild words 2012

Students Stefanie Petrik and Virginia Barrett,
along with writing lecturers Moya Costello and Janie Conway-Herron,
performed their poetry in costumes made by adjunct Denise N Rall

Victoria Norton - undergraduate, has her assignment 'Brown Boxes' receive a First Place in the Alice Sinclair Literary Competition. She was also Highly Commended for another short story competition.

Laskmi Wilson - undergraduate, won the 2012 Heading North short-story competition associated with the Byron Bay Writers' Festival and the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre. She was on a panel on short stories at the festival with Nick Earls, Arnold Zable, et al.

Meg Heggen - former Honours student, published 'Dreaming of More Than Foxtails' in 2011, and had it reviewed in the online scholarly journal Text in April 2012.

Marcos Fernandes - PhD student, gave a guest lecture on SF in the undergraduate unit, Writing Genre.

Iris Curteis - former PhD student, now casual academic, is tutoring in Creative Writing.

Jim Hearn - former Honours student now tutor/casual academic in Cultural Studies and Creative Writing, has his memoir published with Allen and Unwin, High Season. He is a co-winner of the 2012 Griffith Review novella competition.

Stefanie Petrik - undergraduate, has been on local ABC radion (far north coast) reading poetry. Stef won the Peoples' Choice award in the Nimbin World Poetry Performance Cup of 2012. She took part in Wear the Wild Words in Lismore, reading her own work and dressed by costumier and textile artist Denise N Rall.

Virginia Barrett - Honours student, published 'The Bleeding Sprawl of Her', 'Luke' and 'Verbiage very thinly sliced and plated up real nice' in Banquet: A Feast of New Writing and Arts by Queer Women (ed) Carson and Dettori. She also won a Schools of Arts and Social Sciences Honours/SCU Rising Star Scholarship. She took part in Wear the Wild Words in Lismore, reading her own work and dressed by costumier and textile artist Denise N Rall.

Matthew Webber - has published a book with Random House, House of the Rising Suns, in March. He is also a former winner of a Northern Rivers Writers Centre residency/mentorship.

Jessica Seymour - PhD candidate, has had a paper accepted by the Write4Children journal. She presented a paper on steampunk at the 2012 AAWP conference.

Tracy Rudd - undergraduate, has had a story 'Birdsong' to be published in [untitled] an anthology from Busybird Publishing. Tracy also co-runs E Books Need Editors (ENE) publishing

Paula McDougall - undergraduate, continues her superb editing and publishing of the Dunoon and District Gazette.

Michelle Richards (Woo Wei) - undergraduate, has won SCU scholarship for her study in Writing.

Craig Faulkner - undergraduate, received a SCU Media award session 2, 2011 for best feature journalism article of 2011. It was a shared award with another journalism student. The story was about homelessness in Byron Bay.