About Me

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Professional Bio

Stella Peg Carruthers is a writer, artist and eco-lifestylist from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is currently working on her first novel. A cross-genre coming of age tale, it explores the power of literature to change lives as well as the nature of family.

Stella works part time in an academic library and in community work as well as running her own freelance business as a creative practitioner . She has had a number of poems published both in print and online and her work has been long listed for a number of national and international short story competitions. Her first published essay is due for release in an anthology in early 2021.

Stella’s art practice is in mixed-media. Her practice focuses on repurposing materials to give them new life and divert waste from landfill. She is interested in exploring domestic stories both inside the home and in the garden and her materials reflect this with her passion for textiles. She also explores mental health narratives through figurative work that involves paint, pastel and ink work. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Victoria University of Wellington.

Stella resides in Wellington, the city she was born in. She is deeply interested in sustainable living practices and enjoys gardening, knitting, yoga and cooking in her spare time. She is also presenting workshops on eco life-styling at her local community education centre in 2020.

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