Author/Editor: Sandy Jeffs

Biography
Sandy Jeffs

Sandy Jeffs was born in Ballarat and has a BA from La Trobe University. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 40 years. She is a community educator who speaks to schools, universities and community groups about what it’s like to live with a mental illness. She has been published widely and is a prize-winning poet whose writing has been concerned with madness, domestic violence and the humorous antics of women who play midweek ladies’ tennis.

Sandy is the author of the bestselling Poems from the Madhouse (1993; reprinted 2000, 2001), Loose Kangaroos (co-author, 1998), Blood Relations (2000), Confessions of a Midweek Lady: Tall Tennis Tales (2001), and The Wings of Angels: A memoir of madness (2004).

She is the author of a memoir, Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living With Madness (2009) which won the SANE Book of the Year Award.

Her latest collections of poetry are The Mad Poet's Tea Party (2015) and Chiarascuro (2015).
Sandy lives with her friends and animals on the outskirts of Melbourne.

 


Events
01 Jan 2015 Book Launch at Christmas Hills


Tuesday June 11, 6.30 for 7pm

Christmas Hills Mechanics Insitutute Hall

787 Ridge Rd

Christmas Hills

RSVP June 4

20 minutes from Eltham
Melway ref 265 H12




News
03 Aug 2010 Sandy Jeffs Shortlisted for Age Book of the Year

Sandy Jeffs has been shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Award (non-fiction) for her autobiography, Flying with Paper Wings: Reflections on Living with... more

12 Jul 2010 Media: Sandy Jeffs on The Conversation Hour

Listen in to ABC Melbourne or ABC local radio on Wednesday 14 July, 11am for Sandy Jeffs on the Conversation Hour. Or catch the podcast later. Sandy will al... more

15 Dec 2009 A brave and beautiful book

Sandy Jeffs' memoir, Flying With Paper Wings: Reflections on Living With Madness got a great wrap in The Age a couple of weekends back. Reviewer Carmel Bird... more

09 Oct 2009 Fifth annual World Matters forums, Eltham, Victoria

If the world matters to you, check out the fifth annual World Matters forums on October 17, 18, 19 and November 19 at Edendale Community Farm, Gastons Lane, ... more

07 Oct 2009 Upcoming poetry events

Pages to Poetry: Sandy Jeffs at Readings

Come hear prize-winning poet Sandy Jeffs read from her latest work at the Readings event Pages to Poetry on Monday ... more

27 Apr 2009 Sandy Jeffs on Radio National

Listen to Sandy Jeffs on First Person, RN The Book Show: www.abc.net.au/rn/firstperson/stories/2009/2544520.htm


Awards
Nomination, 2010 Human Rights Award
1994 Commended, Human Rights Award Victorian Women's Role of Honour
1994 FAW Anne Elder Award

Book Awards
Poems from the Madhouse: 1994 FAW Anne Elder Award
Poems from the Madhouse: 1994 Commended, Human Rights Award
Poems from the Madhouse: Victorian Women's Role of Honour
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1994 Commended, Human Rights Award
Poems from the Madhouse / Now Millennium: 1993 FAW Anne Elder Award

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