Hi there, I'm Jodie van de Wetering. I tell stories and work with other people to tell theirs.
I'm a reporter with ABC Capricornia, I write short fiction and poetry, and I'm a performer and community arts worker creating performance opportunities for others.
In the course of my day job, I tell stories from across central Queensland for the ABC's network - radio, online, and occasionally television. It's a job I love, because it means sharing local stories not just with the people directly affected but across the state and the nation as well, and highlighting the issues that matter to our lives to a wider audience. You can find my recent stories here.
My fiction and poetry has been included in literary journals and short story anthologies, and I also write a great deal for performance. I perform stand up comedy and improv, and I'm also part of Discomfort Zone Theatre Company which produces work incorporating drama, comedy, cabaret, sketches, physical theatre and other performance styles.
I'm the main organiser of Allsorts Open Mic, a monthly mixed-acts show that provides stage time for Rockhampton's new and emerging performers and short acts that fall outside the mainstream, and gives comedians and writers a place to experiment and test work in progress.