Hi, I’m Liz.
I’m a writer, editor and performer based in Hawea Flat, New Zealand.
My writing has appeared in publications including Landfall, The Press, Otago Daily Times, New Zealand Herald, OH baby!, on magazine, Kiwi Diary, Blackmail Press and Bravado. Some of my short stories have been developed for Radio New Zealand National. My regular column, Thinking Allowed, can be read in the Weekend Mix section of the Otago Daily Times every other Saturday. Selected articles can also be found on this website.
Please visit my plays page to read about some of my on-stage dramas.
I came second-runner-up in the 2014 New Zealand National Poetry Slam, and spent a lot of that year also enthralled with Jo Bell’s 52 project – Write a poem a week. Start now. Keep going. A selection of my published poems can be read here and you can hear some of them read aloud during this radio show.
I’m into opportunities for local voices. I’ve previously spearheaded the Outspoken Festival and Poetic Justice Wanaka and I run workshops on demand to help people bring their own words to life . I am an entertaining and conscientious speaker and MC.
Please contact me for more information about my work and/or how I can help you with yours.