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Clare Murphy has worked as a writer, editor, and project manager since 1998.

Over the years, Clare has written for and worked on projects with the Brisbane Writers Festival, Museum of Brisbane, Straight Out of Brisbane Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Digitarts, Youth Arts Queensland, Queensland Community Arts Network, Backbone Youth Arts, Youth Arts Queensland, and a range of arts collectives and individual practitioners.

Since 2008, Clare has worked as an in-house editor on educational and curriculum materials in digital and print formats for the Queensland state government. She divides her time between this work, creative projects and research.

Hard-won bits

Clare has a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Queensland.

Hard-won fun bits

Right now, Clare is working on a Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice) in creative writing at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Her writing has been published in HEAT, Westerly Magazine, Island Magazine Online, Peppermint Magazine, Voiceworks, RealTime, and a number of forgotten sub-and-counter-cultural relics.

In 2009, Clare participated in the Queensland Society of Editors’ mentorship program, working twice alongside the illustrious Craig Munro (and she will never wash her pencil again).

You should also know …

Clare believes she may have it in her to become an amateur twitcher.

Photographer: Véve Moody