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Workshop facilitation
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Sound and Audio Production Consultant

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Arts, media and culture

History, environment and sport

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Analysis and Opinion

Freelance Editor

Politics, arts and culture

Autobiography and memoir

Government reports and education texts

Short stories, creative non-fiction and novels

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Non-Fiction and Fiction

 

Craig Garrett

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I’m an international audio producer; award-winning journalist; author; editor; media and communications consultant; workshop facilitator; and researcher. I have over twenty years’ experience in the creative arts, publishing, NGO, education and government sectors.

Audio Production :: I’ve produced podcasts, radio documentaries, short-form news interviews and/or soundscapes for organisations including Speaking Volumes (UK), the CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association of Australia), the Community Radio Network, the Digital Writers’ Festival, the QLD Poetry Festival, Ranu Welum (Indonesia), Vulcana Women’s Circus, House Conspiracy and Noted Festival.

Journalism (radio & print) :: I’ve produced interview-based broadcast news for ‘Brisbane Line (4ZZZ); ‘Stick Together’ and ‘Monday Breakfast’ (3CR); and ‘Fair Comment’ (4EB & the CBAA). In 2017 I won the CBAA’s ‘Excellence in News and Current Affairs Broadcasting’ National Award. My nonfiction writing (feature & short-form articles) has been published in The Big Issue, ArtsHub, 4ZZZ Media (online), TEXT Journal, Voiceworks, Meanjin, Sleepers, noise! (online), West of the West, The AEU News (education sector), Ride On cycling magazine, and Melbourne Activist Legal Service (online).

Creative Writing :: My fiction has appeared in The Never Never Land, Meanjin, Voiceworks, Sleepers Almanac, Strange4, West of the West, Wet Ink, Visible Ink and The Conspirator. My short story ‘Rat-boys’ finished third in the 2012 Josephine Ulrick Literary Awards; my short story ‘Magpie’ (novel extract) was shortlisted for the 2012 Wet Ink short story prize, and subsequently published in Wet Ink; and my short story ‘Terra Australis’ (extract from Of Teak and Eucalyptus) was published in The Never Never Land and long listed for the 2016 Aurealis Awards. I’m interrogating Australian identity and history in my novels Magpie and Of Teak and Eucalyptus; I’m examining the relationships between dying, death, grief and happiness in my memoir A Delicate Touch; and I took a deep look at sleep, dreams and sleep disorders in my first novel Transition Events, which received an Arts Victoria ‘new work’ grant.

Editing :: I’ve worked as a freelance and in-house editor. I’ve edited online and print publications, and I’ve worked in the arts, NGO, government and private sectors. I’ve edited for Lonely Planet; Voiceworks magazine; noise! online journal; the Australian Education Union (AEU); and the Australia Council. In 2016 I proof read The Daintree Blockade: the battle for Australia’s tropical rainforests (non-fiction) for author Bill Wilkie. (In 2017 the book won the QLD Premier’s Literary Award for ‘A Work of State Significance’.) In 2017 I proof read Hazelwood (non-fiction) for author Tom Doig. It was published by Penguin Books in 2020.

Workshop Facilitation :: I’ve developed, delivered and evaluated workshop programs, lectures and seminars for the QLD Writers’ Centre; International Center for Journalists; Express Media; Brisbane City Council; Scenic Rim Regional Council; Youth Substance Abuse Services; the QLD Poetry Festival; Footscray Community Arts Centre; RMIT; Griffith University; and the Northern Metropolitan Institute of Technology. Topics include podcasting and audio storytelling; writing and editing; publishing and design; and research methodologies.

Communications Consulting and Project Management :: I have extensive experience designing, implementing, managing and evaluating communications and media campaigns; events (one-off & recurring); and projects. I’ve worked as a communications consultant for Redland City Council (koala conservation program), the University of QLD, Griffith University, the Digital Writers’ Festival, Lonely Planet, the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the International Center for Journalists. I’ve managed events for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, Next Wave Festival, Greening Australia, The Wilderness Society and the QLD Poetry Festival. I’ve overseen arts, CCD, outreach and/or education projects for Footscray Community Arts Centre, Express Media, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, and community radio stations 4ZZZ (Brisbane) and 3CR (Melbourne).

Research :: I’ve completed research projects for RMIT, Griffith University, La Trobe University, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; and the International Center for Journalists. My research interests include Australian literary traditions; possible worlds literary theories (including ‘alternate histories’ and ‘magical realist’ theory), and how counterfactual literary worlds shed light onto the world we live in; Australian, Indonesian and Indian history (where the settler colonial overlaps with Indigenous); sleep, dreaming and sleep disorders; addiction; and grief and happiness.