The winners of the 2022 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Competition announced!MORE
The winners of the 2022 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Competition announced!MORE
The winners of the 2022 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Competition announced!MORE
The winners of the 2022 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Competition announced!MORE

Bee Williamson

Bee is a poet, artist and designer. In 2011 she set up her own publishing company, Bee’s Boutique Books. Since then, she has written and designed more than seventeen books. These include Maribel Steel’s Blindness for Beginners and My Mother’s Harvest, and a memoir by art therapist, Brenda Alexis. Bee’s first book, The Hidden Self, was written in collaboration with poet and artist Naomi Downie and launched at Dante’s in Gertrude St in 2009. Her next book, Nature – a gift, was written during her time as Café Poet at Pheast48, as part of an Australian Poetry Ltd project.

Bee spent the next five years writing and designing Torment & Soul. During this time she had poems published in Ricochet and Woman’s Word and photographs published in Poetic Christi Press’s publications, Reflecting on Melbourne, Everyday Splendour, Wonderment and Hope Whispers. Bee had 10 photographs published in Vine Leaves Press’s Literary Journal, hardback coffee table book, in 2017. Bee had twelve artworks published in C.R.O.P. Harvest - an anthology of new works and a drawing published in Page Seventeen journal, Issue 4. In 2015 she had her first essay about mental health published in Page Seventeen, Issue 12.

Bee has also been a poetry reader for Overland literary journal for the last 7 years. Bee was represented by Louey & Lane Gallery in Glenhuntly for four years (2014). She has been part of 26 exhibitions around Melbourne since 2004. In 2021 she published her latest collection of poems and artwork, “Comfort for Every Sorrow”. Her chapter is included in “The Eighteen Point Five” disability-focused collection by John Duthie.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • The Heart is the Garden (novella)
  • Comfort for Every Sorrow
  • Torment & Soul
  • Nature - a gift
  • The Hidden Self

Books available at : AmazonBarnes & NobleFishpondBook DepositoryWalmartWorld of BooksBetter Read Than DeadBooktopiaDiscover BooksReadingsAngus & RobertsonAbeBooks.

AWARDS:

  • Café Poet at Pheast48 with Australian Poetry Ltd
  • In top 6 - in A.M.E Bale ‘Works on Paper’ (National Award)
  • Received a Cultural Development Fund grant from the City of Port Phillip for her play 'Hamlet's Angel', for dramaturgical work with Martin White and playreading at National Young Writer's Festival in Newcastle and 'Woman's Word' launch. All achieved by having the support of Nilgun Guven as mentor in 2006-2007.
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