Clare Murphy has worked as a writer, editor, and arts 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 higher degree research.
Hard-won boring 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 hard on a Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice) in creative writing at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
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).
Her writing has been published in Westerly Magazine, Island Magazine Online, Peppermint Magazine, Voiceworks, RealTime, and a number of forgotten sub-and-counter-cultural relics.
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Clare believes she may have it in her to become an amateur twitcher.
Photographer: Raoul Teague