Centre for Continuing Education

Maureen O'Shaughnessy


Maureen O’Shaughnessy holds a Masters of Creative Writing from UTS, completed in 2012. Previous work has been published in Best Australian Essays, Island, Blue Dog, Wet Ink, Best Music Writing under the Australian Sun, Australian Poetry Journal, Hide Your Fires, Rock Country, Artsrush and Swamp. Poems have been short-listed for several poetry prizes, among them the Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize and the Blake Poetry Prize: her poem, Thursday, July 15 was awarded the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (2010). Her first novel, Lakeland, (Ginninderra Press) a hybrid of verse and prose, was published in 2015. A verse novella, The Truth about A. was published in May 2017. She is currently engaged in studies for a PhD at Western Sydney University.