Catherine Bateson

Catherine Bateson is a poet and writer for young adults and younger readers.

She lives in Belgrave with the Accountant, a wide assortment of tropical fish and whichever children have moved back home.




BLOG: Project Progress

  • May Gibbs High Tea

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    A belated post as it’s been over a month since I’ve been back in Melbourne! But my May Gibbs residency ended with the High Tea where I talked about the project and the progress I had made in Brisbane. I had a lovely time – thank you Judith Russell and everyone – and I’ve included […]


  • The May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship

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    I’m in Brisbane currently, having completed two weeks of the May Gibbs Creative Time Fellowship – and, although I don’t want to repeat anything from my blog post on that, I do want to talk about the research and writing side of this project here, as a way of chronicling that process. A lot of […]



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  • Catherine’s approach to mentoring has proved to be a great help to me these last six months. Her style of mentoring is relaxed, friendly, thoughtful and personal. She is happy to adapt her approach depending on the client’s need and the writing genre and format. ~ Tanya Dawes
  • The Exploring Poetry class is full of colour and interesting content which has been meticulously gathered to expand the class members understanding of poets and poetry.~ Helen Taafe