University of South Australia
B.A. Honours (2018 – 2019)
Researching elements of queer writing and how it relates to the short story cycle.

University of South Australia
B.A. English and Creative Writing (2014 – 2016)
Sub-major: Performing Arts
Grade Point Average: 6.04
University Merit Award (2015–2016)

University of Cambridge
Creative Writing Summer Programme (2016)
Wa3: Writing short stories I. Memory, imagination, research
Wb3: Writing short stories II. Place, character, voice, action

Work Experience
Glam Adelaide
Content Contributor (2017 – Present), Internship (June – August 2017)
Produces written articles/reviews, attends launches/media events, provides social media content and organises/conducts interviews for the site dedicated to promoting the best of SA.

Kill Your Stereo
Music Reviewer (2017 – Present)
Contributes album and performance reviews to the independent music website dedicated to bringing rock, punk, hard-core and metal fans the latest in news coverage.

Carmen: The Creative Bible
Contributor (2018)
Contributing written articles and photography to the online and print on demand magazine made for aspiring and established creative industry professionals.

Weekend Notes
Freelance Writer (2011 – 2013)
Dedicated to offering readers with a selection of activities and events in their local area.

Volunteer Experience
Australian Short Story Festival
Volunteer (2017)
Assisting in the general organisation/maintenance of the festival and its sessions through time-tracking, number counts, ticketing, etc.

Adelaide Fringe Festival
Core Volunteer (2017)
Assisting in the production of projects, exhibitions, and activities showcased at one of the world’s largest open access arts festivals.

Theatrical Roles
Stars of Showpony
Campbelltown Council’s ‘Celebrate the Arts’ (2018)
Roles: writer, performer
A celebration of star performers who have graced the stage at the Showpony open mic nights.

Paroxysm Tops It Off! Novel Edition
Adelaide Fringe Festival (2018)
Roles: writer, performer
Writers interpret a selection of timeless novels through their original spoken word performance pieces.

RAW: For we are young and free
Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival (2016)
Roles: scene creator, script contributor, cast member
A unique, multi-art form piece of theatre that examines what war means to a generation who have never experienced it.

Get Wired – UniSA’s Digital Performance Festival (2015)
Roles: creator, director, script writer
A stage performance utilising elements of movement, sound, lighting and video imagery to portray how confinement can affect the mental state of a prisoner once they encounter the ‘outside world.’

The Online Marketing Fundamentals
The Digital Garage (Google) (2017)
An online course consisting of twenty-three modules covering a wide range of subjects from marketing fundamentals: search, email, social media, display, video, e-commerce, geo-targeting and analytics.

Additional Experience
Team Member
Savers Australia (2016 – Present)
Providing customers with a range of quality reusable clothing. Relies on donations and their association with non-for-profit organisations.

Crew Trainer
Red Rooster Blair Athol (2011 – 2014)
Red Rooster Elizabeth (2014 – 2016)
Serving the tastiest, freshest and and most tender roast chicken in Australia.

Ioana Petrescu
Senior Lecturer, English and Creative Writing
University of South Australia, School of CIL
Phone: (08) 8302 4622

Ella Heywood-Smith
Honours Student
University of South Australia
Number: (+61) 458 643 424