Janie Conway-Herron

Janie Conway-Herron

Novelist, poet, musician and songwriter, Janie Conway Herron, comes from a well-known Australian musical family and has played in numerous bands in inner-city Melbourne and Sydney as well as touring nationally. After Janie gained her doctorate in Creative Writing at the University of Western Sydney she coordinated the writing program at Southern Cross University in Lismore NSW for more than fifteen years.

Janie has appeared at conferences and writers’ festivals in Australia and overseas. Her essays, poems and short stories have been published in a range of journals and anthologies. Cockatoo Books published her first novel, Beneath the Grace of Clouds, in 2010.  Since 2004 Janie has regularly conducted creative writing workshops with Burmese refugees for the NGO Altsean Burma. The resulting anthologies of refugee stories have been distributed internationally, and Janie’s work with refugees has been recognised in Europe and South East Asia. 

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