Hello, I’m Derek Motion, a writer and arts-worker, currently living in Wagga Wagga, regional NSW. I was most recently the Executive Officer at Western Riverina Arts (working across Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith & Murrumbidgee). I also casually tutor in Creative Writing with Charles Sturt University.
I have an interest in communications and social media, and a creative practice roving across poetry, photography, and music. I am happiest when my professional role also involves utilising creative skills and working with creative people. My long-term career goal is to work more independently in content creation while maintaining the mobile, rural/remote lifestyle that nurtures my creative practice.
I am always excited about opportunities to connect and collaborate (particularly across digital platforms) and if you are too send me an email.
Derek Motion is the winner of the 2009 Overland Judith Wright Prize, and has had work published in major journals such as Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin, Southerly, The Age and Overland. Poems featured in the Best Australian Poetry series 2009 and 2010.
Photography and Vis Art
Find just a few of my audio things on Youtube: