Helen Lyne
writer, spoken word poet
Helen Lyne

Helen Lyne

writer, spoken word poet

Helen Lyne

Welcome to my webpage.

My stories and novels are set in my favourite travel destinations and in the cities where I’ve taught: Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, Winnipeg on the Canadian prairies and Reims in the Champagne area of France. I write fiction, work occasionally in movies and live near one of Sydney’s Northern Beaches with Caterina, my feline muse, who ghost-writes my performance poetry.

Love, Disappointment and Other Joys of Life

Love, Disappointment and Other Joys of Life

My recently launched collection of short stories is available from Ginninderra Press, Desire Books in Manly, Berkelouw Books in Balgowlah and online outlets.

An elderly dying woman is taken surfing by her carer.
A young Australian traveller receives a marriage proposal at an oasis in Algeria.
Disarming a violent student inspires a teacher to leave her abusive husband.
A grandmother-to-be rejoices in her first one-night stand.

The people in these and other stories contend with increasing age, bullying by students, teachers and parents, the impossibility of some relationships and the desolation that can occur within marriage. They kick over the rock of life’s disappointments and discover freedom, confidence, joy, love and well-satisfied lust.

Available Now!

See the review by Paige Turner on page 60 of the Sydney Northern Beaches magazine, The Tawny Frogmouth.

Presenting a poem at an Open Mic night, or a similar stand-up event is something I enjoy doing. I was asked about how I prepare for such an event and a video was made for the website of the Society of Women Writers, NSW. Here it is.

If you explore this website you’ll find extracts from works that I enjoyed writing and that I hope you’ll enjoy reading. Get in touch with me if you have any questions or would like to see more of my writing or live events.