About

Venus Moon is the creative alias of Venita Munir, a Melbourne writer, editor and emergency physician.

photo of Venita Munir

Venita has published a number of short stories and memoirs on this site since 2013.

In November 2016 her short story ‘The River Runs Dry’ was published in Visible Ink Vol. 28 ‘Breach’ (Clover Press 2016).

In June 2015 a short memoir ‘I can probably help’ was published in ‘Emergency. Real stories from Australia’s Emergency Department Doctors’ (edited by Simon Judkins, Penguin 2015). See this video retelling of the story Venita did for the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) in 2015.

She was a finalist for the 2015 Joanne Burns Micro-lit award and had the micro-story ‘Amplification’ published in the Spineless Wonders micro-lit anthology ‘Out of Place’  in July 2015.

‘Amplification’ was one of eight stories from that collection made into a video art piece for the ‘Flashing the Square’ project. See this interview Venita had with Spineless Wonders from 2015.

Venita has co-authored an Emergency Medicine textbook chapter, published various research articles in medical journals, and authored a teaching module for a hi-fidelity simulation course in emergency medicine.

Her true love lies in fiction and she is working on her first novel.