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About Fiona D'Silva

Fiona D’Silva is an emerging writer with published works of short story and poetry in Australia and internationally.

She lives in the Wombat State Forest near Blackwood, Victoria, Australia.


Fiona has been a restaurant owner, an animal shelter manager, and is still a wildlife rescuer and transporter. She regularly travels to swim at Barwon Heads. She also skis each winter in the Victorian Alps.



Her short stories have featured on the ABC 500 National website homepage and recorded for ABC Regional radio.


She is published in the Cry of the Curlew Anthology 2019, The Creatives Journal, Neptune Archive, Auroras & Blossoms NaPoWriMo Anthology 2020 (UK/CAN).


Fiona exhibited in the Poet-Tree Installation Ballarat and recently won the Ballarat Flash competition.


In 2019 Fiona was Editor of 'Cry of the Curlew', the third anthology of the Moorabool Writers' Craft group of which she is a member. 

Fiona's artwork was the winning entry for the cover of Cry of the Curlew.


She is a member of  ASA, Australian Poetry Journal, Writers Victoria and Ballarat Writers.


Education, Experience and Training.

Studied at:


Victoria College - Fine Arts Major (Painting), Dip. T.


Wesleyan University Connecticut - Creative Writing Certificate 5 Course Capstone.   


Harvard University - American Modernist Poetry HarvardX online with Prof. Elisa New.



Animal Welfare:


La Trobe University - Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (partially complete)


The University of Edinburgh - Animal Behaviour and Welfare Certificate (online)


Wildlife Victoria - Wildlife Rescue and Transport Training


Wildlife Victoria - Fire Ground Wildlife Rescue Certificate


Wildlife Victoria - Biology, Rescue and Rehab of Short-Beaked Echidnas Certificate


Shelter Manager - Pets Haven Animal Shelter 

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