About Terri

Terri at NanteosHi, I’m Terri Connellan and I live and write in Sydney surrounded by beach and bush. I work in creative bursts between the spaces of a full-time leadership role in the adult vocational education sector.  A published poet with qualifications in language and literature, teaching and adult education, I have a passionate interest in all aspects of  the reading and writing process including adult literacy teaching, poetry writing, journal writing, literature and reading and writing as personal growth. I have a keen interest in family history and historical fiction. I am also interested in break-through strategies in the work sphere: leadership, innovation, productivity, planning, strategy and managing introversion in public roles.

I love reading blogs, writing my own and engaging online through e-courses and e-communities. I am an avid student in online courses on writing and blogging including Sage Cohen’s ‘Poetry for the People’ in 2009-10 and Susannah Conway’s e-courses ‘Unravelling‘ in 2010-11 and ‘Blogging from the Heart‘ in 2012 . In 2013, I’m focussing on ‘The Australian Women Writers’ Challenge‘ and Danielle LaPorte’s ‘Desire Map‘ as key reading, writing and personal development projects. I’m also embarking on Susannah Conway’s ‘Journal your life‘ course to reconnect with journalling, a long time love I have lost somewhere along the way.

Transcendingis about different ways of rising above, cutting through, strategising and connecting and provides an opportunity to muse and reflect on my core values of creativity, resilience and strength, and the interplay between them.  In this, I draw on and connect my various experiences and interests as well as connecting with others who share them. I gain great heart from reading about the journeys of those who seek and enjoy things like creativity, authenticity, celebrating reading and a writing life, and especially hope to celebrate the lyricism of this in my own journey and in connecting with others on similar journeys.

I look forward to connecting with and learning from you.

8 thoughts on “About Terri”

  1. Terri, your blog is beautiful. I am enjoying looking around and reading your posts! And this photo of you is so pretty!

  2. Your writing is lovely, Terri. I would love to hear more about how your historical novel is developing. I have recently joined Twitter with username meg_e_r so hopefully be in touch over there.

  3. Dear Terri,

    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you in this roundabout way, but I’m writing on behalf of the Australian Women Writers Challenge team and would like to thank you for your participation in the AWW challenge this year. I was also wondering if you’ve seen our feedback survey?


    It’s very quick (10 questions, mostly check boxes, takes 2 minutes) and it will provide useful feedback to Bookseller & Publisher.

    Even if you didn’t reach your goal this year, your feedback is valued, and I hope you’ll join us again for AWW Challenge 2013.

    Kind regards,

  4. Terri, it’s lovely to get to know you. You’re blog is beautiful and your message is inspiring. I am looking forward to getting to know you. ❤

  5. Hi Terri: visiting from Instagram.


  6. Hello Terri, Just discovered your blog and I love it! Beautiful thoughts on life, writing, books. I’ve already been inspired and look forward to reading more.

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