Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing)
Kathryn used to work as a fashion designer, and there was a time when she considered this her ‘dream career’, but now she dreams of researching and writing her Honours thesis!
She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) at Deakin. She says she’s enjoyed the intellectual challenges provided by the course, especially in literature units such as ‘Literature and Philosophical Contexts’. She’s also appreciated ‘the enthusiasm and encouragement from staff for individual student projects.’
Back in 2003 Kathryn’s play Year 2 won Stagewrite’s one act play competition. It was performed three years later as part of Hartwell Players’ One Act Play season, including performances at Ballarat’s Her Majesty’s Theatre. And another play, Hostages, which won her a National Playwright’s Competition Encouragement Award, was also performed by the Hartwell Players in 2005, this time winning the Judge’s Encouragement Award in the Ballarat One Act Play Competition.
Kathryn has also had a chapter on Camberwell published in Word on the Street: Food. Culture, History, Nightlife published by Holmesglen Writers’ Press.
In 2008 Kathryn worked as an editor on Verandah, Deakin’s annual literary journal. She says it was ‘a real challenge in logistics and time management!’ And she’s ‘especially proud that we managed to showcase Deakin students’ outstanding work – not only creative writing, but also art and photography.’