Janice Exter Konstantinidis
Paso Robles California
Bio: I live in Paso Robles, on the Central Coast of California. I enjoy writing poetry, memoir and short fiction. Born in Tasmania Australia, I immigrated to the USA in 2005 I draw inspiration from nature and a deep regard and sense of the transience of life I have had many of my poems published in several literary magazines in the USA. I find great joy and comfort in writing poetry. My memoir is a work in progress. My Wikipedia Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Saint_Canice Illustrates the various complexities of my life as “Forgotten Australian.” I have been featured as a guest writer for the Australian National Museum on several occasions. http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/2011/02/28/life-in-the-mag/ http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/2011/03/10/janice-konstantinidis/ Other writing may be seen at the Australian National Library. I was asked to contribute to a project undertaken by the Australian National Library. http://forcedadoptions.naa.gov.au/content/losing-my-daughter-part-1 My account of my incarceration was published in the Australian Catholic Historical Society Journal: 2009 http://web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~jim/magdalen.pdf In 2019 I published a book of Ekphrasic limericks. People tell me that I have a lively sense of humor. My poetry, often lyrical, often asks the reader to look deeply into the beauty of nature. Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts - University of Tasmania Bachelor of Letters - Australian National University Graduate Diploma in Education – University of Canberra. I am is currently the president of SLO NightWriters the premier writing organization on the Central Coast of California.