I write regularly about the arts, particularly literature, theatre and dance, as well as fashion, conscious consumerism and mental health.

Catch up on my short form writing here.


I enjoy speaking about writing, reading, sex and sexuality, work, identity, fashion and sustainability.

Catch up on my recent speaking here.


I enjoy teaching workshops on personal writing, journalling as a writing practice, and thinking about what people see and feel when they read.

Find out more about my teaching here.

Other Creative Practice

In 2023 I was selected to participate in Canberra Theatre Centre’s New idea’s Lab to explore adapting my writing for live performance. I worked with Danielle Micich, the Artistic Director of Force Majeure as my mentor.

In October 2022 I designed the costumes for Everyman Theatre‘s staging of Beautiful Thing by playwright Jonathan Harvey.

In November 2021, I participated in the creative journalling challenge as part of the Design Canberra Festival. This is a scan of my journal.

Comments and mentions

HerCanberra, How I Got Here: writer, author and arts advocate Emma Batchelor, 12 June 2023

HerCanberra, Five events you can’t miss at the 2022 Canberra Writers Festival, 7 July 2022

Michelle Potter…on dancing, Writing Dancing, 13 March, 2022

HerCanberra, Fashion, but make it sustainable: A Canberra Girl’s Guide, 12th August 2021