BA, MA, PhD
Dr Paul Mitchell began his writing career as Assistant Editor of the former On Being Christian magazine. In the mid-1990s, he co-founded and edited two Christian youth magazines: Shoot the Messenger, which won the Australian Religious Press Association’s inaugural best website award, and Morph print magazine, distributed into Victorian secondary schools. Paul has published six books, including a novel, We. Are. Family., and three collections of poetry. His latest book is a collection of personal essays, Matters of Life and Faith: Reflections on Parenting and Everyday Spirituality (Coventry Press, 2021). His PhD included a study of Australian masculinity and Christian spirituality in the context of Australian literature, and he has published research articles on religion and literature. Paul’s poetry, stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The Age, ABC Religion and Ethics, Eureka Street, Griffith Review, Meanjin, Melbourne Anglican, Melbourne Catholic, National Indigenous Times, Overland, Quadrant, Rolling Stone Australia and Zadok Perspectives. He has taught creative writing and literature at Melbourne, RMIT, La Trobe and Victoria Universities, along with many secondary schools and regional and metropolitan writers groups.
Dr Paul Mitchell teaches the following units at Whitley College:
CT3038W/CT9038W The God of Fiction
AL1020/AL8020W Writing Well