Erica is a writer, editor and photographer living on Kabi Kabi land on the Sunshine Coast. She holds an MA in Writing & Literature from Deakin University and is interested in deconstructing and challenging traditional storytelling genres and narratives, particularly surrounding stigma, sex and shame. Her work has appeared in Island, Stylus Lit, UTS Writers Anthology, and the 9th International Video Poetry Festival among others. Her current obsessions include writing fragmented and lyric memoir and maintaining her 350+ Spotify playlists.

Publications

Nonfiction:
The Orchid – Island
The High Road – Stylus Lit

Fiction:
The Gospel of Kai  UTS Writers Anthology 2019 ‘Infinite Threads‘ – Brio Books
Nominated for Best Anthology 2020 – Mascara Review

Poetry/Prose:
Twenty-Two Exposures – 9th International Video Poetry Festival / Poetic City Festival
Paper Thin – SWAMP Writing
Cartography of a Daughter – Verse of Silence (Autumn Issue, 2019)
Pine – Trouvaille Review
Nelson – Off Menu Press


Education:
2020 – M.Arts (Writing & Literature)  – Deakin University, Victoria 
2012 – Cert IV in Training & Assessment – Brisbane
2006 – Grad.Dip.Ed (Media/ICT/Music)  – Griffith University, Brisbane
2005 – B.Media (Film/TV, Multimedia/Music)  – Southern Cross University, Lismore

Awards:
Deakin University Scholarship for Excellence (2020)
Griffith University Academic Award (2006)

Publishing Experience:
Freelance Proofreader and Editor (2012 – present)
Editing Intern – Central Queensland University (2019-2020)
Content & Digital Media Creator (2012 – present)
Social Media Manager & Instructional Designer (2011-2014)


info@ericawheadon.com
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‘About’ page photo by Carly Webber