Roz smiling in front of a graffitied wall

About Roz

Roz’s debut memoir, Mood, is forthcoming with Wakefield Press in 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 Longlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award and shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize, Mood explores the intersections between mental illness, Jewish and queer identity, and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 and presented at the Wheeler Centre, the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the National Young Writers’ Festival, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Bendigo Writers Festival, Q-Lit and EnQueer Festival. They have been interviewed on podcasts, ABC Radio National, Joy FM, Triple R, 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 judged applications for fellowships and residencies, offers manuscript assessments and sensitivity reads, and runs writing workshops. Roz is the editor-in-chief of Archer Magazine and recently completed a PhD at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University researching the impacts of engaging in life writing for LGBTQ+ youth.


Read my selected essays, articles and details about my memoir, Mood, forthcoming in 2023.


I run creative nonfiction and essay writing workshops for all ages and levels of experience.


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