Janet Brown is a writer whose projects explore several genres and currently she is working on her first short film Water, Water. Set on the Victorian Surf Coast, and directed by Iris Walshe Howling, the film is an adaptation of a short play by the same name that was part of the 2011 Brown Fairthorne touring theatre production Making Waves. With Joanne Ryan she co-wrote A Hole In The Ground, presented by La Mama in 2004 after extensive script development with the Melbourne Theatre Company. In 2006 Janet’s script Dolly Stainer of Kew Cottages was presented by La Mama and published by Currency Press. Since then productions of her plays have also toured the Surf Coast and Geelong region. Janet’s novel The Shaded Side was published in 2003, her short stories and essays are published in literary journals in Australia and the US. She is commissioned to write biographies and autobiographies. A graduate of Melbourne University (B Sc Ed) with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Victoria University, Janet also enjoys teaching writing courses and workshops. Since 2006 she has been living on a small farm in the Surf Coast hinterland.
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