Meg Heggen


Meg Heggen was born in Sydney in 1950. Educated at Fort Street GHS and Balmain Teachers' College, she began teaching at Fairfield before moving to Federal (Far North Coast , NSW) with her husband and two sons in 1980. Living on a property on Coopers Creek and teaching in Bangalow, she spent much time commuting to Lismore where she settled in 2004 as a divorcee and carer of her elder son. In 2009 she attained a BA (Hons) in Writing & Narrative Studies at SCU. Developing a passion for place, and a concern for the muffling of the indigenous voice, 'Dreaming of more than Foxtails: A Melancholic Narrative Negotiating the Antipodean Experience of Settlement in Lismore NSW ' became her first public offering as a somewhat lyrical examination of the implications of whitefella settlement on pre-occupied land without due regard. 'Impressions' grew out of a collection life writing/ narrative pieces that were refined through dedication & love for the craft. She has two further projects brewing.

Books by Meg Heggen