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Ms Sarah Holland-Batt

Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Creative Writing and Literary Studies

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Name
Ms Sarah Holland-Batt
Position(s)
Lecturer (CW & LS)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Media, Entertainment, Creative Arts,
Creative Writing and Literary Studies
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 0560
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (New York University), Master of Philosophy English (Writing) (University of Queensland), BArts Hons Class I (Literary Studies) (University of Queensland)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Sarah Holland-Batt is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She holds an M.F.A. from New York University, and an MPhil in English and an Honours degree (Class I) in Literary Studies from the University of Queensland. She writes poetry, fiction, and criticism and researches in the area of contemporary Australian and American poetics.

Her first book, Aria (University of Queensland Press, 2008) was the recipient of the Thomas Shapcott Prize for Poetry, the Arts A.C.T. Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the F.A.W. Anne Elder Award, and was shortlisted in the 2009 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and the 2009 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards for Poetry.

She is also the recipient of the prestigious W.G. Walker Memorial Fulbright Scholarship, a MacDowell Fellowship, the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, an Asialink Literature residency at Aichi Shukutoku University in Japan and an Australia Council Literature Residency at the B.R. Whiting Studio in Rome.

Her poems have been widely published in Australian and international literary journals and anthologies and have been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Bahasa Indonesian and Japanese.

This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Teaching

Course Coordinator:

  • KWB333: Advanced Practice 3
  • KWB313: Novel and Memoir
  • KWB332: Advanced Practice 2
  • KWP411: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
Co-Coordinator:
  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • KWB212: Writing Poetry
Teaching and Lecturing Staff:
  • KWB212: Writing Poetry
  • KWB302: Novel and Genre
  • KWB333: Advanced Practice 3
  • KWB101: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • KWB303: Writing and Publishing Industry
  • KWB332: Advanced Practice 2
  • KWP411: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Experience

Residencies and International Literary Festivals:

  • Hawthornden Fellowship, Hawthornden Castle, Midlothian, Scotland (2014)
  • MacDowell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (2013)
  • Yale Writer’s Conference, New Haven, U.S.A. (2013)
  • Puisi International Poetry Festival, Java, Indonesia (2012)
  • Seventh International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua (2011)
  • Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury, U.K. (2010)
  • Australia Council for the Arts Literature Residency, B.R. Writing Studio, Rome, Italy (2010)
  • Charles Sturt University Writer in Residence, Wagga Wagga, Australia (2009)
  • Asialink Literature Residency, Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan (2007)
  • Visiting Writer, Chukyo University, Nagoya, Japan (2007)
  • Dorothy Hewett Fellow, Varuna Writer’s House, Katoomba, Australia (2007)

Publishing Industry Engagement:

  • Judge, Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (2014-)
  • Australian Poetry National Advisory Council (2013-)
  • Judge, Arts Queensland Val Vallis Poetry Prize (2013-)
  • Inaugural Mentor, Australian Poetry Mentorship Scheme (2013)
  • Brisbane Writers Festival Poetry Advisory Committee (2013)
  • Editorial Consultant, Atria Books, Simon & Schuster, New York (2011-2012)
  • Editorial Assistant, New Directions Publishing, New York (2010-2011)
  • Poetry Consultant, Hardie Grant Publishing, Melbourne (2009)
This information has been contributed by Ms Sarah Holland-Batt.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.