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Hello and welcome to my website

Born and raised in Perth Western Australia, I have lived here most of my life, except for three years in Adelaide and some time residing in Melbourne and rural WA, including: Kalgoorlie, Bridgetown and Peppermint Grove Beach. My interests are mainly in the arts, environmentalism and social justice. I am a freelance writer, poet, haiku writer, editor, peer support worker (mental health), group facilitator, educator, amateur photographer, artist, website builder/designer, tutor, educator and digital media artist.

I have two sons, Jeffrey and Robert and a daughter, Kathy. I started writing poetry when my children were young. I didn't take my writing seriously until I enrolled in university in 1995. Since then, I have gained vast writer-in-the-community experience and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, which I completed at Edith Cowan University, with some of my studies undertaken at Murdoch University and Flinders University.

   


I am available to be employed/contracted as a guest speaker, poetry/haiku workshop/class facilitator, panelist, peer support worker (mental health), group facilitator, educator, website designer and builder, event organiser, administration officer and editor. Contact - Email: maureensexton@yahoo.com.au, Phone: 0435 024 616.

I am currently:
Website administrator of Creative Connections Art and Poetry Exhibitions
Coordinator and website administrator of Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
WA regional representative of HaikuOz (Haiku Association of Australia)

I was a co-founder of:
WA Poets Inc
WA Spring Poetry Festival
Creatrix Poetry Journal
Creative Connections Art and Poetry exhibitions
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
Walking on Water readings
The Word is Out Poetry Journal

I have also studied Photography, Web Design and Maintenance, and Secretarial Skills at TAFE in WA. I was a TAFE lecturer in Oral Communication at Challenger TAFE in Rockingham. I was previously a group facilitator at Holyoake.

One of my aims is to bring poetry to the public and the public to poetry. I believe poetry needs to be readily accessibly to all.

I am an advocate of Aboriginal rights and respectfully acknowledge that I am on Nyungar land.