Helen McDonald

Helen is based in Woodend, in country Victoria, and has been with Elwood Writers for nine years. She writes poetry, memoir and short stories and has been published in American Writers Review, Summer 2018 (San Fedele Press), Poetry Matters 2018, Short and Twisted 2016  Anthology (Celapene Press), 21D Journal and regularly broadcasts on Vision Australia Radio’s ‘Cover to Cover’ program, as part of Elwood Writers’ occasional programs.  Helen won the Woodend Winter Arts Festival Poetry in the Pub competition (2018), and regularly reads her poetry at the monthly Woodend Chamber Poets.

She has spent her working life in public relations and communications, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, and for many years was a volunteer English tutor assisting migrants and refugees with their communication skills.

What are we without language?