Ms Clare Renner


Senior Advisor, L&T TAFE

School /
Work Unit

Design & Social Context Office

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 3810


Building: 101
Level: 07
Room: 011

City campus


College of Design and Social Context

Clare Renner

Key Activities

Clare Renner came to RMIT from a background in teaching, writing and manuscript development. She now manages the Professional Writing and Editing Program and the Professional Screenwriting Program. An award-winning teacher of creative writing, she believes strongly in learning through practice and enjoys working with both emerging and established writers.

Clare has also written over 25 books of her own, including works of popular fiction for children and non-fiction for both adults and children. As a freelance reviewer and critic, she has published articles and reviews in a range of journals and magazines. She has a special interest in the works of Maurice Sendak and has given public lectures on his writing and illustration.

Clare has judged the Young Adult fiction several times for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. She has also judged the fiction, poetry and non-fiction for the West Australian Premier’s Literary Awards.


BA, GradDipEd Melb

GradDip Children’s Literature Deakin Univ

Cert IVAssessWorkTrain RMIT

GradCertEdLead Victoria Univ

Professional interests

Member of the Australian Society of Authors

Member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers


RMIT TAFE Outstanding Teacher / Trainer of the Year, 2007


Clare works full time at RMIT and is available for student consultations on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.