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About Dr Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk BA(UWS), GradDipEd(Secondary)(UWS), MA(Hons)(UWS), PhD(UWS)
Lynda is a writer, and Senior Lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University, New South Wales Australia.
Lynda grew up in Western Sydney, New South Wales. After completing undergraduate qualifications she taught English, Drama, Aboriginal Studies and in Support classes in High Schools for ten years. During this time she undertook a Master of Arts (Hons) in Writing in Sydney and on exchange to San Francisco State University in California, USA. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Western Sydney with a PhD focusing on the controversial novel ‘American Psycho’ and author Bret Easton Ellis’s place as a ‘star author’, a research interest which continues.
In 2005, Lynda was appointed Lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at CQUniversity in Central Queensland. While there she worked with colleague Dr Liz Huf to coordinate and facilitate the Idiom 23 Writers’ Workshop, held on North Keppel Island. Their work was rewarded with the CQUniversity Opal Award for Engaged Community Service in 2011. Lynda is an experienced workshop facilitator and has facilitated workshops in Australia and Canada. Her coordination of the Idiom 23 Writers’ Workshops and others has led to published research in the area of writing workshops as cultural tourism, and community engagement.
In 2012 Lynda relocated to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales to take up a position as Senior Lecturer in Writing at Southern Cross University, a role which sees her also Course Coordinator of the Associate Degree of Creative Writing. Lynda is the SCU representative on the board of the Byron Writers Festival, facilitating strong links between the Festival and Southern Cross University.
Lynda’s research and writing areas include poetry, creative nonfiction, celebrity and ‘star’ authorship, notions of place and belonging in creative writing and memoir. She has supervised PhD and Honours candidates to successful completion of their degree programs in the areas of creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry.
Lynda has presented her research at conferences in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and edited anthologies. She has also published a number of creative works, including a book of poetry.
Lynda is the immediate past President and Chair Chair of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs.


Present Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences


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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Phone: (+ 61)2 6620 3602
Fax: (+ 61)2 6620 3990


Journal articles (8)

Books (1)

Book chapters (1)

Creative works (9)

Conferences (5)