Fiona McIlroy


Writer Fiona McIlroy was born in Melbourne and studied literature at University of Melbourne. After working in Europe she returned overland through Afghanistan to India. For twenty one years, she lived in a remote area of far East Gippsland building a sustainable lifestyle and teaching in tiny local schools.Fiona is Café Poet at Carlos in Watson Canberra, and has recently published a collection of poetry titled: Taste of a Poem (Ginninderra Press). She also works as a mediator, teacher and community educator, and has run workshops on Finding New Life & Career Directions for ten years.Fiona has worked extensively with people from diverse backgrounds, in research, and teaching communication skills and literacy. She also travelled across Australia with Kevin Gilbert visiting indigenous communities in 1977.

Mentoring and inspiring young emerging artists

Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency