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Summary

Josephine Taylor is a writer and editor who was born on a farm in England and now lives on the coast north of Perth, Western Australia. After developing chronic gynaecological pain in 2000, she was forced to surrender her career as a psychotherapist. Years later, research and writing on the condition made its way into her prize-winning PhD thesis. Josephine is now Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University. She teaches in literary fiction and non-fiction, and writes and presents on disorder and creativity, about which she is passionate. In her spare time Josephine reads, bakes and walks by the beach. Her debut novel, Eye of a Rook, will be published by Fremantle Press in November 2020.

Biography

Josephine is Associate Editor at Westerly Magazine (the University of Western Australia), an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Writing at Edith Cowan University (ECU), and an Editorial Board member of Margaret River Press. Josephine’s PhD thesis, 'Vulvodynia and Autoethnography', was awarded the ECU Faculty Research Medal in 2011, and the Magdalena Prize in Feminist Research in 2012. Her work has been anthologised and published widely, including in Axon: Creative Explorations, M/C Journal, Outskirts, Southerly, TEXT, Westerly and Australian Book Review. Her debut novel, Eye of a Rook, will be published by Fremantle Press in November 2020. She can be found at josephinetaylor.com

Relevant qualifications

2019 Professional Member: Institute of Professional Editors
2011 PhD (Writing): Edith Cowan University (Postgraduate Research Scholarship)
2000 Advanced Diploma (Psychotherapy): The Churchill Clinic
1984 BA (1st class Honours, English): University of Western Australia

Recent experience

2019 Workshop instructor in writing at Peter Cowan Writers Centre, the Centre for Stories, and West Arthur Community Resource Centre (Darkan)
2018 Writer-in-Residence, Peter Cowan Writers’ Centre
2018 Presenter, Peripheral Visions, AAWP conference, Curtin
2018 Facilitator, Australian Short Story Festival, Centre for Stories, Northbridge
2018 Presenter, Disability, Media and Human Rights Conference, Curtin

Get in touch

Website https://josephinetaylor.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jtaylorauthor/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jtaylorauthor/

Twitter https://twitter.com/jtaylorauthor/

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