Lynette Arden was born in Sydney and brought up in country towns in North and Central Coast New South Wales. She completed Honours degrees in Geography (UNE) and Graphic Design (Liverpool Polytechnic) UK and has lived and worked in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom. She now lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

Lynette’s poetry has been published in journals and collections in Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, India, and Japan. Her first book of poetry, ‘A Pause in the Conversation’ was published in Friendly Street New Poets 15 (Wakefield Press).

Lynette was Convener of the Bindii Japanese Genre Poetry Group for many years and manages their website .  She was Vice President of the Australian Haiku Society from 2012 -2017 and designs and manages the Australian Haiku Society website.

Lynette has designed and painted murals for local libraries and Adelaide Zoo. She has also produced publications for several writers’ groups, and designs and run websites, blogs, and Facebook pages for various community groups.

Lynette ran the Writers Workshop at the Adelaide University of the Third Age for around twelve years and also was Co-Tutor for two Philosophy Discussion Groups at the Adelaide University of the Third Age for roughly the same time. She also convened the City Writers group which meets at Adelaide City Library.