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Janice Exter Konstantinidis
Paso Robles California

Bio: I live in Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California. I enjoy writing poetry 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. Many of my poems were published in several literary magazines in the USA. My memoir is a work in progress. I enjoyed teaching poetry workshops at The Central Coast Writers Conference 2019, 2020. https://www.cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/ My Wikipedia Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Saint_Canice Illustrates the various complexities of my life as a “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 in collaboration with nature photographer Lorraine Flakemore. Contact me for a cope of - 'Words of Beak.' People tell me that I have a wicked 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. http://www.slonightwriters.org

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