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Please note: the conference is in BUILDING 2 on the UC Bruce campus. 
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DAILY FORECAST (care of Describing Things in Canberra):  

Wednesday Canberra weather: regardless of any thing Neil Finn may have said, you don’t really have your own personal weather bubble. You can easily test this by travelling from the Woden Valley to the northside on foggy morning. Or getting on a plane in December and flying to Helsinki.

So those of you who are in Canberra today will probably experience much the same weather as each other. Warm to hot and slighty sticky. The weather equivalent of spilling cocoa on your new trousers.

Chemical interventions such as deodorant, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and anti-histamines are strongly indicated. Consider long before you commit to opaque tights, however hairy your legs are. Once the sun is over the yard arm, applications of gin and tonic may be beneficial.



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Wednesday, November 30 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Professional Skills - AAWP Postgraduate Plenary :: 2B11

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The supervisory relationship is centrally important to successfully navigating postgraduate study.  At its best it can be a supportive and positive collaboration that develops both candidate and supervisor. However, to varying degrees, this isn’t always, or even often, the case.

This panel discusses the ways that postgraduate students might re-envision this relationship, particularly as it pertains to studies in writing.

  • Managing expectations in relation to supervision.
  • Recognising ​​different styles of supervision and how to work differently with each.
  • Supervision and the creative doctorate.
  • Professional and productive engagement practices.
  • Warning signs that the relationship is not working.
  • How difficulties are negotiated and overcome.
Join a group of newly-minted academics and experienced supervisors, in a discussion about not only the trials and tribulations of being supervised, but also handy strategies for how the relationship can be successfully negotiated.

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Lynda Hawryluk

Course Coordinator, Creative Writing, SCU
Dr Lynda Hawryluk is a Senior Lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University where she is the Course Coordinator of the Associate Degree of Creative Writing. Lynda lectures in Writing units and supervises Honours, Masters and PhD students. An experienced writing workshop facilitator, Lynda has also presented workshops for community and writing groups in Australia and Canada. She is the President and Chair of the Australasian Association of... Read More →


Niloofar Fanaiyan

University of Canberra
Niloofar Fanaiyan has a PhD from the University of Canberra in creative writing. She is currently a Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Research Fellow at the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, where she also tutors in creative writing and literary studies. Her research interests are primarily in the fields of narrative theory, poetry, identity studies, and liminal spaces. She recently won the 2016 Canberra... Read More →

Antonia Pont

Senior Lecturer, Deakin University
Antonia Pont writes poetry, short fiction and nonfiction, and novel-length prose works. Her writing has appeared in Meanjin, Cordite, Antic Magazine, Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology, Rabbit, TEXT, Gargouille, Axon, as well as international anthologies. She researches ontologies of creativity, practising theory and change, is Senior Lecturer in Writing & Literature at Deakin University... Read More →

Amelia Walker

University of South Australia
Amelia Walker completed her PhD in early 2016 through the University of South Australia, where she now works teaching courses in creative writing and literature.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
2B11 Building 2

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