Jo Case is a writer, editor and the author of a memoir, Boomer and Me: A Memoir of Motherhood, and Asperger’s. She’s had two personal essays published in anthologies (Mothermorphosis, edited by Monica Dux, published by MUP, and Rebellious Daughters, edited by Lee Kofman and Maria Katsonis, published by Ventura Press) and is currently writing a personal essay collection, provisionally titled Insecure: A memoir in essays.
Jo has taught memoir in short courses of varying lengths, from half-day or full-day courses, to courses taught over a six-month period. Her memoir-teaching experience includes guest-lecturing at RMIT, teaching a short course at University of Melbourne, and teaching at the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English annual conference, Writers Victoria (including a digital course and various in-person short courses), Writing NSW and at Melbourne Writers Festival and the National Non-Fiction Festival. She has also conducted memoir mentorships for Writers Victoria.
Jo has been books editor of The Big Issue, deputy editor of Australian Book Review, associate editor of Kill Your Darlings, senior writer/editor at the Wheeler Centre and co-editor of The Big Issue‘s annual fiction edition. Her reviews have been published in The Monthly, The Australian, on ABC Radio National’s The Book Show and in Australian Book Review, and are regularly published in The Age/Sydney Morning Herald. She has been program manager of Melbourne Writers Festival and was a founding board member of The Stella Prize and co-founder of Feminist Writers Festival.
Jo‘s day jobs are as marketing & publicity director at Wakefield Press, and bookselling at Imprints one day a week.