Anne Collins

Anne Collins

I am a published writer who has had over thirty-five years experience working in a variety of positions in the community services sector. Many of those positions included writing and research work. I also work as a casual tutor in English, English literacy and numeracy; and as an individual and workplace-based Adult Literacy Tutor.


  1. Certificate IV in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment & Training, M.W. Training Consultants, 2012.
  2. Course in Reading and Spelling for Tutors, University of Newcastle (TUNRA Ltd), 2005.
  3. CELTA-Cambridge Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults, English Language Centre, University of Tasmania, 2003.
  4. TAFE Certificate in Volunteer Tutoring in Adult Literacy, TAFE Tasmania, 2002.
  5. TAFE Certificate in Advanced Spanish, TAFE Tasmania, 2000.
  6. Bachelor Arts (Social Psychology), Macquarie University, 1976.



My work in the community services, legal and education sectors has given me substantial experience in the writing and editing of research reports, discussion papers, manuals, newsletter articles, meeting reports, annual reports, submissions, organisational histories, business letters and other incidental writing that forms part of the day-to-day business of a community organisation or government department.

I am also a published writer of poetry and prose (fiction, literary essays, launch speeches and reviews) and I am an active member of the Tasmanian writing community. My work has been published in literary journals in Australia and internationally. My books are: The Season of Chance (Walleah Press, 2005); Seasoned with Honey (Walleah Press, 2008) an anthology of four poets; My Friends This Landscape (Ginninderra Press, 2011); and The Language of Water (Walleah Press, 2014).