monika schott

I write to capture and express life in all its glory, to spark a change in thinking. I love my boys and chooks for their cheekiness; love to swim, hit the boxing studio and practice hot yoga.

I'm currently undertaking a PhD research to write about a community that once lived for more than 80 years in the 1900s on Melbourne’s first Sewerage Farm, now Melbourne Water’s Western Treatment Plant. More information can be found at

I've had several short stories published to date, my latest being 'The Teacher' in These winter months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology. The book is about the intricate and universal workings of family - regrets, learning, problem solving, daily life, and most definitely, love. It can be found at

I've been short-listed in the Ada Cambridge Writing Prize, won the inaugural Wyndham Rotary Arts Small Business Award and completed a Masters of Communication with a thesis on boys and reading and what it is they like to read.

Away from creative writing, I'm also a corporate writer and consultant in social research and stakeholder relations where barriers to engagement, participation and communication exist.