Roz’s debut memoir, Mood, is forthcoming with Wakefield Press in early 2023. Longlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize, Mood explores the intersections between mental illness, Jewish and queer identity, and intergenerational trauma. Roz’s writing has appeared in the Guardian, Overland, Meanjin, the Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, Huffington Post, Island Magazine, The Conversation, Junkee and Kill Your Darlings and in the anthologies Growing Up Queer In Australia (Black Inc.) and Living and Loving in Diversity (Wakefield Press).
Roz is an experienced presenter, public speaker, interviewer and moderator. They have performed their work and presented at events including the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Queerstories. They have been interviewed on podcasts, ABC Radio, Joy FM, 3CR, Channel 31 and SBS. In 2021, Roz was a writer in residence with Moreland City Council.
Roz is a mentor and manuscript assessor at Writers Victoria, has experience judging applications for fellowships and residencies, and runs writing workshops for all ages. Roz is the editor-in-chief of Archer Magazine and a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University researching the impacts of engaging in life writing for young LGBTQ+ people.
Read my selected essays, articles and details about my forthcoming memoir, Mood (2022).
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