Creating Collections

Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this website are by Maureen Sexton











Digital Art



Creative Connections Art and Poetry Exhibitions

Mari Warabiny Haiku Group

Armadale Society of Artists

WA Poets Inc

Photo by Lyn Bryce


Hello and welcome to my website

Born and raised in Perth Western Australia, I have lived here most of my life, except for three years in Adelaide and some time residing in Melbourne and rural WA, including: Kalgoorlie, Bridgetown and Peppermint Grove Beach. My interests are mainly in the arts, environmentalism and social justice. I am a freelance writer, poet, haiku writer, editor, peer support worker (mental health), group facilitator, educator, amateur photographer, artist, website builder/designer, tutor, educator and digital media artist.

I have two sons, Jeffrey and Robert and a daughter, Kathy. I started writing poetry when my children were young. I didn't take my writing seriously until I enrolled in university in 1995. Since then, I have gained vast writer-in-the-community experience and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing, which I completed at Edith Cowan University, with some of my studies undertaken at Murdoch University and Flinders University.


I am available to be employed/contracted as a guest speaker, poetry/haiku workshop/class facilitator, panelist, peer support worker (mental health), group facilitator, educator, website designer and builder, event organiser, administration officer and editor. Contact - Email:, Phone: 0435 024 616.

I am currently:
Website administrator of Creative Connections Art and Poetry Exhibitions
Coordinator and website administrator of Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
WA regional representative of HaikuOz (Haiku Association of Australia)

I was a co-founder of:
WA Poets Inc
WA Spring Poetry Festival
Creatrix Poetry Journal
Creative Connections Art and Poetry exhibitions
Mari Warabiny Haiku Group
Walking on Water readings
The Word is Out Poetry Journal

I have also studied Photography, Web Design and Maintenance, and Secretarial Skills at TAFE in WA. I was a TAFE lecturer in Oral Communication at Challenger TAFE in Rockingham. I was previously a group facilitator at Holyoake.

One of my aims is to bring poetry to the public and the public to poetry. I believe poetry needs to be readily accessibly to all.

I am an advocate of Aboriginal rights and respectfully acknowledge that I am on Nyungar land.