Writer, Speaker & Teacher
Peta Murray is a writer, speaker and teacher. Her stories have been published in Sleepers Almanac and New Australian Stories. Her best-known play, Wallflowering has seen numerous productions in Australia and overseas. Others include AWGIE-winner The Keys to the Animal Room, and Salt, which won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Drama.
Peta’s work tells women’s stories and engages and empowers the community at large on difficult issues. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Society and Literature. She is co-founder and Creative Consultant of The GroundSwell Project. TGP develops innovative arts and health-based programs that create social change and new knowledge about the experience of illness, death, dying and bereavement.
Peta’s special interest is everyday creativity and its place in healthy ageing and vital community. Her recently completed PhD on the notion of “elder-flowering” includes a series of creative companion pieces, including the participatory, performance-based artwork, Missa Pro Venerabilibus (A Mass for The Ageing).