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pink_hair_Oct_2014Hi there! My name’s Tracy Sorensen. I write, make videos and teach media in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

PhD: I’m now working on a PhD in craft & climate change communication in the School of Communication & Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University. This has put other activities, like making videos, on the back burner, but I’m still doing the odd thing here and there. Here’s the promo video for Nicole Welch’s 2015/16 touring exhibition. I’m currently working on a short video about Karen Golland’s latest exhibition, This is for you.

Giant creative projects: My novel, The Lucky Galah, is now in the hands of an agent, being hawked around to publishers. My documentary,  Songs for Kate, is available from Ronin Films or from Books Plus in Bathurst.

Saving tha’ planet: I’m an active member of Bathurst Community Climate Action Network and I sometimes write a column on climate change for Bathurst’s Western Advocate. These are printed in the hard-copy version of the paper, not in the online version. BCCAN’s Sustainable Bathurst columns are archived here.

Saving myself: On the personal front, my life since 2010 has been rather dominated by the fact that I am a carrier of the BRCA1 gene mutation. This is something that Angelina Jolie and me (and my sister Deb) have in common.

Social media links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracy-sorensen-517b3815

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Squawkingalah

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/squawkingalah/

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/squawkingalah/

This is my one-stop shop

This is my personal, professional and academic site. Sometimes I think I should separate these things out. But I’ve decided to just keep piling everything into my one-stop-shop because it’s easier and sometimes that’s the answer. So, sorry in advance if you came looking for something personal and got a gob of academic prose, or came looking for something academic/professional and feel you’ve just been given TMI (Too Much Information).

I’m also using this site to store journalism and other writing originally published elsewhere and to keep lists that I update from time to time, like favourite childhood books and an inventory of words used incorrectly by students (don’t worry, I’m not naming anyone) .

Tracy Sorensen – documentary maker, journalist, creative writer