Alia Papageorgiou is a Canberra based journalist currently woking in media/social media for the EU Australia.

Alia Papageorgiou is a Canberra based journalist currently woking in media/social media for the EU Australia.

Amy Middleton is the editor of Archer Magazine, the Australian journal of sexual diversity. She has written and edited for a host of magazines, including Australian Geographic, Rolling Stone, Meanjin, The Big Issue andThe Bulletin. Amy is also a presenter on 3CR community radio.

Amy Middleton is the editor of Archer Magazine, the Australian journal of sexual diversity. She has written and edited for a host of magazines, including Australian GeographicRolling StoneMeanjinThe Big Issue andThe Bulletin. Amy is also a presenter on 3CR community radio.

Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based writer. His work is heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, You Are Here, West Word Poetry in Melbourne and at the ACT Australian Poetry Slam. He has performed at festivals all over the country and has been published in the Delinquent and Curio and presented on poetry and performance at schools.

Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based writer. His work is heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, You Are Here, West Word Poetry in Melbourne and at the ACT Australian Poetry Slam. He has performed at festivals all over the country and has been published in the Delinquent and Curio and presented on poetry and performance at schools.

Cathy Hunt is a writer, theatre-maker and graduate of VCA (in directing). She’s performed as Beige Brown for over 10 years. Her screenplay, Beige Brown: Wombless without Words won Audience choice at the Reel as Real film festival. In 2015 she took Kafka Dances, a co-devised work based on Kafka and swing dancing to Prague Quadrennial, and directed Steppe (a journey of unforgetting) a site-specific play at Newport railyards for Melbourne Fringe. Beige Brown is Australia’s foremost feminist performance poet. Her permutative sound poetry introduces productive uncertainty into the phallogentric thrust of mainstream literary culture, fissuring the pompous edifice and causing little word-rivulets to trickle out from many smaller openings. A previous participant at Noted, she has been willfully excluded from other larger literary festivals, yet is highly regarded by the discerning amongst Australia’s literary cognoscenti.

Cathy Hunt is a writer, theatre-maker and graduate of VCA (in directing). She’s performed as Beige Brown for over 10 years. Her screenplay, Beige Brown: Wombless without Words won Audience choice at the Reel as Real film festival. In 2015 she took Kafka Dances, a co-devised work based on Kafka and swing dancing to Prague Quadrennial, and directed Steppe (a journey of unforgetting) a site-specific play at Newport railyards for Melbourne Fringe. Beige Brown is Australia’s foremost feminist performance poet. Her permutative sound poetry introduces productive uncertainty into the phallogentric thrust of mainstream literary culture, fissuring the pompous edifice and causing little word-rivulets to trickle out from many smaller openings. A previous participant at Noted, she has been willfully excluded from other larger literary festivals, yet is highly regarded by the discerning amongst Australia’s literary cognoscenti.

Carody Culver is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and bookseller and Assistant Editor of Peppermint magazine. Her work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Archer, Junkee, The Toast, Books+Publishing and Seizure. She's also Co-Editor at the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, a writing collective that celebrates the art of bad romance via huge wigs and excessive use of throbbing metaphors.

Carody Culver is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and bookseller and Assistant Editor of Peppermint magazine. Her work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Archer, Junkee, The Toast, Books+Publishing and Seizure. She's also Co-Editor at the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, a writing collective that celebrates the art of bad romance via huge wigs and excessive use of throbbing metaphors.

David Stavanger is an award winning poet, writer, and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of his first full-length collection of poetry The Special, which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. At the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards he received a Queensland Writing Fellowship to develop his next two collections. David is also the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

David Stavanger is an award winning poet, writer, and cultural producer. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of his first full-length collection of poetry The Special, which was also awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Prize. At the 2014 Queensland Literary Awards he received a Queensland Writing Fellowship to develop his next two collections. David is also the Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Elizabeth Caplice is an archivist on hiatus in Canberra. She writes about cancer, craft, bipolar, and how these things intersect with other stuff. She has been published in Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Frankie, and The Lifted Brow.

Elizabeth Caplice is an archivist on hiatus in Canberra. She writes about cancer, craft, bipolar, and how these things intersect with other stuff. She has been published in Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Frankie, and The Lifted Brow.

Ethan Andrews is a stand up comedian from Singleton, NSW who has performed at the National Young Writers Festival, Sydney Fringe and Brisbane's Anywhere Festival. He also hosts the live show Madam Speaker, has appeared on ABC Radio National's Now Hear This and is the worst accounting student at the University of Newcastle.

Ethan Andrews is a stand up comedian from Singleton, NSW who has performed at the National Young Writers Festival, Sydney Fringe and Brisbane's Anywhere Festival. He also hosts the live show Madam Speaker, has appeared on ABC Radio National's Now Hear This and is the worst accounting student at the University of Newcastle.

Jackie Ryan was once fist-bumped by Adam West. She writes and designs the Aurealis Award-winning comic book series 'Burger Force', and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. She is also a PhD candidate in Australian History at The University of Queensland, where her thesis topic is World Expo 88. But mostly she thinks about that time when was fist-bumped by Adam West.

Jackie Ryan was once fist-bumped by Adam West. She writes and designs the Aurealis Award-winning comic book series 'Burger Force', and is the founding editor of comedy writing collective the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary. She is also a PhD candidate in Australian History at The University of Queensland, where her thesis topic is World Expo 88. But mostly she thinks about that time when was fist-bumped by Adam West.

Johanna Featherstone established The Red Room Company in 2003.  Her poetry has featured in journals such as Quadrant, and the Best Australian Poems. In 2006 she created a series of literary TV shows, The Wordshed, in partnership with The University of Western Sydney where she is a research associate. Johanna is an honorary associate of The University of Sydney's School of Letters, Arts and Media. Johanna received a fellowship from the St James Ethics Center in 2008. Her chapbook Felt was released in 2010 by Vagabond Press. 

Johanna Featherstone established The Red Room Company in 2003.  Her poetry has featured in journals such as Quadrant, and the Best Australian Poems. In 2006 she created a series of literary TV shows, The Wordshed, in partnership with The University of Western Sydney where she is a research associate. Johanna is an honorary associate of The University of Sydney's School of Letters, Arts and Media. Johanna received a fellowship from the St James Ethics Center in 2008. Her chapbook Felt was released in 2010 by Vagabond Press

Jonno Revanche is a non-binary & queer writer and artist originally from SA. Having lived in regional Victoria, Sydney, and Adelaide through their life, much of their work focuses on feelings of alienation and self-acceptance. They are the editor of Vaein, the first zine in Australia for emerging LGBTQIA artists, have participated in digital writers festival, format festival and NYWF, and have had their work published in I-D, oyster, yen, rolling stone, overland, archer, kill your darlings and spook.

Jonno Revanche is a non-binary & queer writer and artist originally from SA. Having lived in regional Victoria, Sydney, and Adelaide through their life, much of their work focuses on feelings of alienation and self-acceptance. They are the editor of Vaein, the first zine in Australia for emerging LGBTQIA artists, have participated in digital writers festival, format festival and NYWF, and have had their work published in I-D, oyster, yen, rolling stone, overland, archer, kill your darlings and spook.

Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer of both short stories and poetry, author, editor and publisher. Her work has appeared in many publications throughout the country. Her blog (www.karenandrews.com.au) is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition and she regularly conducts workshops on the subject. She lives in Melbourne and can be found on Twitter (@KarenAndrewsAU).

Karen Andrews is an award-winning writer of both short stories and poetry, author, editor and publisher. Her work has appeared in many publications throughout the country. Her blog (www.karenandrews.com.au) is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition and she regularly conducts workshops on the subject. She lives in Melbourne and can be found on Twitter (@KarenAndrewsAU).

Kelly Donohue is a poet and public transportation advocate working to maintain her native Californian accent in the wilds of Sydney. She geeks out on gender theory, puns, smoothies, and transportation history.

Kelly Donohue is a poet and public transportation advocate working to maintain her native Californian accent in the wilds of Sydney. She geeks out on gender theory, puns, smoothies, and transportation history.

Liam Runnalls (alias LR) is a crossword writer and cartoonist based in Melbourne. While at university, he spent most of his lectures solving crosswords and sketching the professors, which, in hindsight, narrowed his career prospects significantly. He believes all of life's wisdom can be found in anagrams, and that the best cryptic clues are works of pure poetry.

Liam Runnalls (alias LR) is a crossword writer and cartoonist based in Melbourne. While at university, he spent most of his lectures solving crosswords and sketching the professors, which, in hindsight, narrowed his career prospects significantly. He believes all of life's wisdom can be found in anagrams, and that the best cryptic clues are works of pure poetry.

Melinda Smith won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth book of poems, Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call (Pitt St Poetry, 2013). She has performed her work all over Australia. She is based in Canberra, and is currently poetry editor of The Canberra Times. Her next book of poems will be out later in 2016.

Melinda Smith won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth book of poems, Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call (Pitt St Poetry, 2013). She has performed her work all over Australia. She is based in Canberra, and is currently poetry editor of The Canberra Times. Her next book of poems will be out later in 2016.

Nick Delatovic is a writer, producer and performer based in Canberra. He has been one of the folks behind You Are Here festival since 2011, creating and assisting with hundreds of experimental arts events in that time. An alumni of the Street Theatre's Hive program for emerging writers, Nick has written stage plays including Rig (2011) and The Last Prom (2013). He is currently touring Bomb Collar, his one-man sci-fi cabaret musical. As one half of music-and-film production company Lick Nuke he has created dozens of music videos and the odd short film, including the Screen ACT-commissioned Lights (2013).

Nick Delatovic is a writer, producer and performer based in Canberra. He has been one of the folks behind You Are Here festival since 2011, creating and assisting with hundreds of experimental arts events in that time. An alumni of the Street Theatre's Hive program for emerging writers, Nick has written stage plays including Rig (2011) and The Last Prom (2013). He is currently touring Bomb Collar, his one-man sci-fi cabaret musical. As one half of music-and-film production company Lick Nuke he has created dozens of music videos and the odd short film, including the Screen ACT-commissioned Lights (2013).

Paul Magee teaches poetry composition and criticism at the University of Canberra. His books are From Here to Tierra Del Fuego (University of Illinois Press, 2000), Cube Root of Book (John Leonard Press, 2006), which was shortlisted in the Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation and Stone Postcard (John Leonard Press, 2014), which was named in Australian Book Review as one of the books of the year, 2014.

Paul Magee teaches poetry composition and criticism at the University of Canberra. His books are From Here to Tierra Del Fuego (University of Illinois Press, 2000), Cube Root of Book (John Leonard Press, 2006), which was shortlisted in the Adelaide Festival Award for Innovation and Stone Postcard (John Leonard Press, 2014), which was named in Australian Book Review as one of the books of the year, 2014.

Sandra Renew 's poetry raises contemporary issues and questions about war, language, dislocation, border crossings, dissent and gender. She is from Canberra and enjoys the creativity of writing with the Café Poets. See more of her work here.

Sandra Renew 's poetry raises contemporary issues and questions about war, language, dislocation, border crossings, dissent and gender. She is from Canberra and enjoys the creativity of writing with the Café Poets. See more of her work here.

Steph Bowe is the author of YA novels Girl Saves Boy (2010) and All This Could End (2013, both Text Publishing). Her work has also appeared in the Age. She has spoken extensively in schools and at festivals, including Melbourne Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. She blogs about Young Adult fiction at stephbowe.com.

Steph Bowe is the author of YA novels Girl Saves Boy (2010) and All This Could End (2013, both Text Publishing). Her work has also appeared in the Age. She has spoken extensively in schools and at festivals, including Melbourne Writers Festival, Brisbane Writers Festival and the Emerging Writers Festival. She blogs about Young Adult fiction at stephbowe.com.

2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year, Zoya Patel is the founding editor of Feminartsy and former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. She was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015 and the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship

2015 ACT Young Woman of the Year, Zoya Patel is the founding editor of Feminartsy and former Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine. She was Highly Commended in the Scribe Publishing Non-Fiction Prize 2015 and the 2014 recipient of the Anne Edgeworth Young Writers’ Fellowship

The Us Mob Writing Group is a diverse group of emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers whose anthology By Close of Business was published in 2013. Us Mob have performed at various events, locally, nationally and internationally (2013 Two Fires Festival Braidwood, ACT Libraries, Erindale for Indigenous Literacy Day and the ANTAR David Hunter memorial lecture), and contributed to various publications (Etchings Indigenous: Treaty, Ora Nui: A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature).

The Us Mob Writing Group is a diverse group of emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers whose anthology By Close of Business was published in 2013. Us Mob have performed at various events, locally, nationally and internationally (2013 Two Fires Festival Braidwood, ACT Libraries, Erindale for Indigenous Literacy Day and the ANTAR David Hunter memorial lecture), and contributed to various publications (Etchings Indigenous: Treaty, Ora Nui: A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature).

Sam Vincent's first book, Blood and Guts, work of narrative nonfiction about whaling in Antarctica, was longlisted for the 2015 Walkley Book Award. It is currently on the shortlist of the 2015 ACT Book of the Year award, and the 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature. He is a regular contributor to the Monthly, and is currently working on a new book idea.

Sam Vincent's first book, Blood and Guts, work of narrative nonfiction about whaling in Antarctica, was longlisted for the 2015 Walkley Book Award. It is currently on the shortlist of the 2015 ACT Book of the Year award, and the 2015 Nib Waverley Library Award for Literature. He is a regular contributor to the Monthly, and is currently working on a new book idea.

Speak Uneasy is a collective of three visual artists and a creative writer, jointly fascinated by text: letters, fonts, words and the difficulty of making ourselves understood using their beautifully clumsy forms. Caren Florance publishes as Ampersand Duck and collaborates with poets and artists using old and new technologies. Nicci Haynes is a printmaker who strives to communicate her own attempts to communicate. Jane Rawson is the author of a novel, a novella and a guide to surviving climate change, and uses words to peel back what we think we know. Shags is a visual artist communicating via dialects that are often dismissed; such as the maddening sound of yellow.

Speak Uneasy is a collective of three visual artists and a creative writer, jointly fascinated by text: letters, fonts, words and the difficulty of making ourselves understood using their beautifully clumsy forms. Caren Florance publishes as Ampersand Duck and collaborates with poets and artists using old and new technologies. Nicci Haynes is a printmaker who strives to communicate her own attempts to communicate. Jane Rawson is the author of a novel, a novella and a guide to surviving climate change, and uses words to peel back what we think we know. Shags is a visual artist communicating via dialects that are often dismissed; such as the maddening sound of yellow.

Patrick Lenton is a blogger at The Spontaneity Review and the author of A Man Made Entirely of Bats. He is the recipient of the Thiel Grant for Online Writing, and was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. He writes The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. He’s a Digital Marketer at Momentum. He tweets @PatrickLenton

Patrick Lenton is a blogger at The Spontaneity Review and the author of A Man Made Entirely of Bats. He is the recipient of the Thiel Grant for Online Writing, and was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. He writes The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. He’s a Digital Marketer at Momentum. He tweets @PatrickLenton

Sanja Grozdanicis an Adelaide based writer and the co-founding Editor of print publication KRASS Journal.

Sanja Grozdanicis an Adelaide based writer and the co-founding Editor of print publication KRASS Journal.

Rosanna Stevens is a writer and musician based in Canberra. Her work has appeared in publications including The Lifted Brow, Griffith REVIEW, The Big Issue and The Believer. Rosanna founded literary collective Scissors Paper Pen in 2011. She is currently working on two books and writing music for theatre

Rosanna Stevens is a writer and musician based in Canberra. Her work has appeared in publications including The Lifted Brow, Griffith REVIEW, The Big Issue and The Believer. Rosanna founded literary collective Scissors Paper Pen in 2011. She is currently working on two books and writing music for theatre

Alice Grundy is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Seizure. She has worked in Australian trade publishing for the past five years and is currently Managing Editor of Giramondo. She has presented at festivals and conferences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Kolkata and written for local and international publications including In Other Words, Bookseller and Publisher and the Sydney Review of Books.

Alice Grundy is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Seizure. She has worked in Australian trade publishing for the past five years and is currently Managing Editor of Giramondo. She has presented at festivals and conferences in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Kolkata and written for local and international publications including In Other Words, Bookseller and Publisher and the Sydney Review of Books.

Adam Keogh is from Co. Wicklow, Ireland. He writes shorts stories and is currently working on his first novel. He is an associate editor at the Melbourne-based Suburban Review.

Adam Keogh is from Co. Wicklow, Ireland. He writes shorts stories and is currently working on his first novel. He is an associate editor at the Melbourne-based Suburban Review.

Alice Robinson is a writer, lecturer, mother and reluctant pessimist with a PhD in creative writing. Her debut novel, Anchor Point, was published by Affirm Press in 2015.

Alice Robinson is a writer, lecturer, mother and reluctant pessimist with a PhD in creative writing. Her debut novel, Anchor Point, was published by Affirm Press in 2015.

Recently Graduating with a BA in Performing Arts, Ana Paz  is a director, dancer and spoken word artist from London. Ana was runner up along with her team in the Bankstown Poetry Olympics 2015. Ana creates work with a social and political stance with an intention to provoke perceptions of our reality through the use of poetry, physical theatre, dance and music.

Recently Graduating with a BA in Performing Arts, Ana Paz  is a director, dancer and spoken word artist from London. Ana was runner up along with her team in the Bankstown Poetry Olympics 2015. Ana creates work with a social and political stance with an intention to provoke perceptions of our reality through the use of poetry, physical theatre, dance and music.

Andreas Hadjivassiliou is from Sheffield, in the north of England. He studied English literature there and then moved to Norwich to study scriptwriting.

Andreas Hadjivassiliou is from Sheffield, in the north of England. He studied English literature there and then moved to Norwich to study scriptwriting.

Ben Walter is a Tasmanian writer of lyrical fiction and poetry. His work has been published widely in Australian journals, including Island, Southerly, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow and The Canary Press. He was recently shortlisted in Overland's Victoria University Short Story Prize.

Ben Walter is a Tasmanian writer of lyrical fiction and poetry. His work has been published widely in Australian journals, including Island, Southerly, Griffith Review, The Lifted Brow and The Canary Press. He was recently shortlisted in Overland's Victoria University Short Story Prize.

Bridget Lutherborrow is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong, where she has also tutored in creative writing and critical theory. As part of this she is writing about embodiment in first-person-omniscient narration, as well as working on a novel about WWII Lumberjills. Her debut short story collection Thirteen Story Horse was published by Going Down Swinging as part of their latest edition, Longbox.

Bridget Lutherborrow is a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong, where she has also tutored in creative writing and critical theory. As part of this she is writing about embodiment in first-person-omniscient narration, as well as working on a novel about WWII Lumberjills. Her debut short story collection Thirteen Story Horse was published by Going Down Swinging as part of their latest edition, Longbox.

Craig Garrett is a Brisbane-based writer whose work has appeared in ArtsHub, Meanjin, Voiceworks, Sleepers, Strange4, West of the West, Wet Ink and The Big Issue. In 2015 his short story ‘Terra Australis’ was nominated for an Aurealis Short Story Award; in 2012 ‘Rat-boys’ (short story) was shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Literary Awards, and ‘Magpie’ was long listed for the Wet Ink Short Story Prize. His first novel Transition Events (unpublished) received an Arts Victoria ‘new work’ grant. He is currently writing two more novels and a nonfiction book about grief and happiness.

Craig Garrett is a Brisbane-based writer whose work has appeared in ArtsHub, Meanjin, Voiceworks, Sleepers, Strange4, West of the West, Wet Ink and The Big Issue. In 2015 his short story ‘Terra Australis’ was nominated for an Aurealis Short Story Award; in 2012 ‘Rat-boys’ (short story) was shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Literary Awards, and ‘Magpie’ was long listed for the Wet Ink Short Story Prize. His first novel Transition Events (unpublished) received an Arts Victoria ‘new work’ grant. He is currently writing two more novels and a nonfiction book about grief and happiness.

Eleanor Herzog is studying the Scriptwriting MA at the University of East Anglia. She writes across theatre, radio, film and television. 

Eleanor Herzog is studying the Scriptwriting MA at the University of East Anglia. She writes across theatre, radio, film and television. 

Elizabeth Flux is the editor of Voiceworks magazine and freelance writer with a focus on pop culture and film. Her work has been published in Junkee, Metro, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Film Ink and Spook and in 2016 will be travelling to the Hong Kong International Film Festival funded by a UNESCO City of Literature Travel Grant.

Elizabeth Flux is the editor of Voiceworks magazine and freelance writer with a focus on pop culture and film. Her work has been published in Junkee, Metro, Kill Your Darlings, The Lifted Brow, Film Ink and Spook and in 2016 will be travelling to the Hong Kong International Film Festival funded by a UNESCO City of Literature Travel Grant.

The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary is a fictitious amateur writers’ group comprised of miscellaneous oddball characters with ‘ideas’ about their place in the literary world. The various ‘members’ of the auxiliary are devised and performed by a revolving group of established and emerging writers who have been invited to turn bad, go rogue, overwrite, underwrite. 'Do it Wrong.' The FFA has appeared at Woodford Folk Festival, Bad!Slam!No!Memoir!, the Brisbane Fringe Festival, and the Queensland Poetry Festival.

The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary is a fictitious amateur writers’ group comprised of miscellaneous oddball characters with ‘ideas’ about their place in the literary world. The various ‘members’ of the auxiliary are devised and performed by a revolving group of established and emerging writers who have been invited to turn bad, go rogue, overwrite, underwrite. 'Do it Wrong.' The FFA has appeared at Woodford Folk Festival, Bad!Slam!No!Memoir!, the Brisbane Fringe Festival, and the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Jacinta Mulders is from Australia. She is a current student on the MA in Prose Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Seizure and Oyster, among other publications. 

Jacinta Mulders is from Australia. She is a current student on the MA in Prose Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her work has been published in MeanjinSeizure and Oyster, among other publications. 

Indigo Eli is a poetically inclined writer, artist and performer. She is a three-time Australian Poetry Slam national finalist and co-founder of the nameless project and Spoken Word SA. Recently captivated by connectivity, embodiment and knowledge, her work can be overheard asking: Where are the boundaries between one form and another? www.indigoeli.com

Indigo Eli is a poetically inclined writer, artist and performer. She is a three-time Australian Poetry Slam national finalist and co-founder of the nameless project and Spoken Word SA. Recently captivated by connectivity, embodiment and knowledge, her work can be overheard asking: Where are the boundaries between one form and another? www.indigoeli.com

Jack Crash an artist currently working on a calligraphy project, solely revolving around asemic writing and the aesthetic of letters. In this time, he has produced a few zines, a run of posters and a growing pile of original work. He is working towards a solo show of some description.

Jack Crash an artist currently working on a calligraphy project, solely revolving around asemic writing and the aesthetic of letters. In this time, he has produced a few zines, a run of posters and a growing pile of original work. He is working towards a solo show of some description.

Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne and is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. Five Islands Press recently published her book of poetry, Now You Shall Know. The title poem won the Newcastle Poetry Prize in 2013.  Mr Clean & The Junkie, a verse novella, was published by Makaro Press in New Zealand in 2015. Her stage play, The Death Of Books, is being developed by the MTC.

Jennifer Compton lives in Melbourne and is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. Five Islands Press recently published her book of poetry, Now You Shall Know. The title poem won the Newcastle Poetry Prize in 2013.  Mr Clean & The Junkie, a verse novella, was published by Makaro Press in New Zealand in 2015. Her stage play, The Death Of Books, is being developed by the MTC.

Jess Oliver is a writer and art critic with a degree in anthropology and art history, and a Masters in communications. She has been published in The Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald and Ceramics: Art and Perception (September, 2016). In 2015, Jess was the ANCA Critic-In-Residence. When she’s not writing about art, she’s talking about it - on the 2XX FM show she co-presents, Culture Space.

Jess Oliver is a writer and art critic with a degree in anthropology and art history, and a Masters in communications. She has been published in The Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald and Ceramics: Art and Perception (September, 2016). In 2015, Jess was the ANCA Critic-In-Residence. When she’s not writing about art, she’s talking about it - on the 2XX FM show she co-presents, Culture Space.

Shirley Jackson Award Winner Kaaron Warren has sold over 200 stories, 3 novels and 6 short story collections. She was a recent guest at Genrecon and has taught a Dream Writing workshop at an abandoned mental health facility.

Shirley Jackson Award Winner Kaaron Warren has sold over 200 stories, 3 novels and 6 short story collections. She was a recent guest at Genrecon and has taught a Dream Writing workshop at an abandoned mental health facility.

Karen Murphy was a guest at the 2015 National Young Writers' Festival and will be appearing at the 2016 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. She has been previously published in the Australian Poetry Journal, WRIT Poetry Review and dotdotdash and was highly commended in the 2013 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Competition. She has performed internationally at Pighog Poetry Night in Brighton and Paris Lit Up in France. Read more about her at www.karenlouisemurphy.com

Karen Murphy was a guest at the 2015 National Young Writers' Festival and will be appearing at the 2016 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. She has been previously published in the Australian Poetry Journal, WRIT Poetry Review and dotdotdash and was highly commended in the 2013 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Competition. She has performed internationally at Pighog Poetry Night in Brighton and Paris Lit Up in France. Read more about her at www.karenlouisemurphy.com

Alice Springs' poet Laurie May challenges norms and explores identity, her own and the developing cultural identity of Australia. Hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria this tropical bat is now a desert rat who performs around Australia and New Zealand also running youth poetry and performance workshops. Laurie delves into the depths of what makes us and aims to empower, inform and entertain at the same time, poignant and darkly humorous Laurie's on stage presence will transfix you.

Alice Springs' poet Laurie May challenges norms and explores identity, her own and the developing cultural identity of Australia. Hailing from the Gulf of Carpentaria this tropical bat is now a desert rat who performs around Australia and New Zealand also running youth poetry and performance workshops. Laurie delves into the depths of what makes us and aims to empower, inform and entertain at the same time, poignant and darkly humorous Laurie's on stage presence will transfix you.

Michelle Bedford is an emerging artist and writer of poetry, prose and storytelling.  She is an Aboriginal woman originally from the Jaru/Kija people in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.  An aspiring storyteller, Michelle has been writing poetry for many years.  Michelle is also a visual artist with a strong interest in photography and has been trying to incorporate this and her artwork into visual presentations of poetry reading.

Michelle Bedford is an emerging artist and writer of poetry, prose and storytelling.  She is an Aboriginal woman originally from the Jaru/Kija people in the East Kimberley of Western Australia.  An aspiring storyteller, Michelle has been writing poetry for many years.  Michelle is also a visual artist with a strong interest in photography and has been trying to incorporate this and her artwork into visual presentations of poetry reading.

Madeleine Karutz is a female freelance comic artist, illustrator and animator. She has created comics for the national youth magazine Voiceworks and a recent comic anthology called Starrytellers as well as various student publications.

Madeleine Karutz is a female freelance comic artist, illustrator and animator. She has created comics for the national youth magazine Voiceworks and a recent comic anthology called Starrytellers as well as various student publications.

Madeleine Laing bookseller and non-fiction writer from Brisbane who writes about food, music, fashion, sex and art – and tries to do it without sounding like a wanker. Her memoir and non-fiction have appeared in Spook and Scum Magazines and she’s a regular contributor to Broadsheet Brisbane, Whothehell.net and The Music Brisbane. She was previously a contributor to and deputy editor for Four Thousand and runs a website about sharehouse dinners called Foob (goodfoob.com). She has no current plans to move to Melbourne.

Madeleine Laing bookseller and non-fiction writer from Brisbane who writes about food, music, fashion, sex and art – and tries to do it without sounding like a wanker. Her memoir and non-fiction have appeared in Spook and Scum Magazines and she’s a regular contributor to Broadsheet Brisbane, Whothehell.net and The Music Brisbane. She was previously a contributor to and deputy editor for Four Thousand and runs a website about sharehouse dinners called Foob (goodfoob.com). She has no current plans to move to Melbourne.

Rhonda Ayliffe is a pragmatic optimist and visual artist with a keen interest in permaculture. She lives on a large farm near a tiny town on the far south coast of NSW. Her practice includes traditional and contemporary book arts as well as farming, gardening, photography and installation. Behind the vibrant orange doors of her messy studio she is currently exploring ideas about knowledge and place and rearranging her heaving stockpile of rescued books.


Rhonda Ayliffe is a pragmatic optimist and visual artist with a keen interest in permaculture. She lives on a large farm near a tiny town on the far south coast of NSW. Her practice includes traditional and contemporary book arts as well as farming, gardening, photography and installation. Behind the vibrant orange doors of her messy studio she is currently exploring ideas about knowledge and place and rearranging her heaving stockpile of rescued books.

Nicci Haynes is a visual artist whose practice incorporates drawing, print, books and awkward little videos. Haynes’ work usually has something to do with communication (difficulty). Her current focus is performance-based ‘although’ she says ‘I hesitate to call myself a performance artist: my performances are mostly restricted to my studio, and even there the thought of being seen through the window is embarrassing’.

Nicci Haynes is a visual artist whose practice incorporates drawing, print, books and awkward little videos. Haynes’ work usually has something to do with communication (difficulty). Her current focus is performance-based ‘although’ she says ‘I hesitate to call myself a performance artist: my performances are mostly restricted to my studio, and even there the thought of being seen through the window is embarrassing’.

Patrick Hughes is a playwright and performance poet currently studying scriptwriting at UEA. His short film 'Soundtrack' won the 2015 Kermode and Mayo Well Done U competition. 

Patrick Hughes is a playwright and performance poet currently studying scriptwriting at UEA. His short film 'Soundtrack' won the 2015 Kermode and Mayo Well Done U competition. 

Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer, and award-winning poet and performer whose work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography, and philosophy. Eades is published nationally and internationally, and is the author of all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, published by Tantanoola.

Quinn Eades is a researcher, writer, and award-winning poet and performer whose work lies at the nexus of feminist and queer theories of the body, autobiography, and philosophy. Eades is published nationally and internationally, and is the author of all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body, published by Tantanoola.

Simon Mitchell is a children’s author from Canberra. He writes stories for young people that are fast-paced, funny and often a little bit quirky. Simon’s first picture book, Louie the Pirate Chef, was awarded a place in the International Youth Library’s prestigious White Ravens Catalogue. Since then he has published another picture book and several extremely popular junior novels. His most recent novel is Tough Times, a critically acclaimed historical adventure for middle-graders. He lives in Ainslie with his wife and a 40kg Bernese mountain dog named Mabel.

Simon Mitchell is a children’s author from Canberra. He writes stories for young people that are fast-paced, funny and often a little bit quirky. Simon’s first picture book, Louie the Pirate Chef, was awarded a place in the International Youth Library’s prestigious White Ravens Catalogue. Since then he has published another picture book and several extremely popular junior novels. His most recent novel is Tough Times, a critically acclaimed historical adventure for middle-graders. He lives in Ainslie with his wife and a 40kg Bernese mountain dog named Mabel.

Alison Coppe is a poet and singer pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide and performing in cabaret/arts/queer festivals with her band The Janes nationally. Her writing focuses on experimentation, queer politics and erotics, and metamorphic textual performance. Interested in long-form prose-poetry and experiments in the novel, Alison’s work has been published in the subversive, Melbourne-based literary journal Gargouille (issue 1 and 2), UN Magazine, and TEXT (‘Beyond Australian Queer’ October, 2015).

Alison Coppe is a poet and singer pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Adelaide and performing in cabaret/arts/queer festivals with her band The Janes nationally. Her writing focuses on experimentation, queer politics and erotics, and metamorphic textual performance. Interested in long-form prose-poetry and experiments in the novel, Alison’s work has been published in the subversive, Melbourne-based literary journal Gargouille (issue 1 and 2), UN Magazine, and TEXT (‘Beyond Australian Queer’ October, 2015).

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT) was founded in 2008 in Perth by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton and is an award winning dance company specialising in site alternative performance. AIVDT have presented at independently and in festivals in Australia and Europe including Water Tower Art Fest (BG), Process – Space Art Festival (BG), Springhouse (DE), Fringe World (WA), Adelaide Fringe (SA), MoveMe Festival (WA), In Short – In Situ (WA), Noted (ACT), Short Cuts (WA), and Nomadic Village (UK). AIVDT contribute bravery to the world and breathe culture into the unlikeliest of places.

Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT) was founded in 2008 in Perth by Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton and is an award winning dance company specialising in site alternative performance. AIVDT have presented at independently and in festivals in Australia and Europe including Water Tower Art Fest (BG), Process – Space Art Festival (BG), Springhouse (DE), Fringe World (WA), Adelaide Fringe (SA), MoveMe Festival (WA), In Short – In Situ (WA), Noted (ACT), Short Cuts (WA), and Nomadic Village (UK). AIVDT contribute bravery to the world and breathe culture into the unlikeliest of places.

Bri Lee is an emerging writer based in Brisbane and the founder of Hot Chicks with Big Brains. She is developing her editing, photography, and videography skills, and has been published in Voiceworks, Acclaim, Spook, and Scum. Bri is currently working on a non-fiction manuscript.

Bri Lee is an emerging writer based in Brisbane and the founder of Hot Chicks with Big Brains. She is developing her editing, photography, and videography skills, and has been published in Voiceworks, Acclaim, Spook, and Scum. Bri is currently working on a non-fiction manuscript.

Chloë Callistemon is a photographer, filmmaker and writer. Her poetry and multimedia has been published in journals and anthologies in Australia and internationally including Cordite, the Australian Poetry Journal and Australian Love Poems. She has been shortlisted for the Second Bite Poetry Competition and the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize.

Chloë Callistemon is a photographer, filmmaker and writer. Her poetry and multimedia has been published in journals and anthologies in Australia and internationally including Cordite, the Australian Poetry Journal and Australian Love Poems. She has been shortlisted for the Second Bite Poetry Competition and the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize.

Chris Endrey is a chameleon artist whose work all surrounds scorning the unworthy and celebrating the under-loved. Most prominent as host of In Canberra Tonight and singer for sex-pop band Fun Machine, Chris is spending 2016 playing with the twin spectrum of stand up comedy and intimate musical performances.

Chris Endrey is a chameleon artist whose work all surrounds scorning the unworthy and celebrating the under-loved. Most prominent as host of In Canberra Tonight and singer for sex-pop band Fun Machine, Chris is spending 2016 playing with the twin spectrum of stand up comedy and intimate musical performances.

The themes in Denise Burton’s poetry reflect life experiences such as raising children, travelling, family, family history, and living in the country. She is from Canberra and enjoys the creativity of writing with the Café Poets. See her work here. 

The themes in Denise Burton’s poetry reflect life experiences such as raising children, travelling, family, family history, and living in the country. She is from Canberra and enjoys the creativity of writing with the Café Poets. See her work here. 

Dierdre Pearce is a recent graduate of Visual Arts (Honours) from the sculpture workshop, ANU School of Art. Her work explores ways of interacting and making sense of the physical, social and psychological spaces we inhabit. Her work is often concerned with the body and the way it collects information through the senses. This year her work is supported through a residency at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Dierdre Pearce is a recent graduate of Visual Arts (Honours) from the sculpture workshop, ANU School of Art. Her work explores ways of interacting and making sense of the physical, social and psychological spaces we inhabit. Her work is often concerned with the body and the way it collects information through the senses. This year her work is supported through a residency at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.

Emma Rose Smith writes manic poetry, smelly-lady nonfiction, and fiction that overuses the word 'ululate'. She is often mistaken for a vegetarian. Her chapbooks and zines (‘Goonbag Mystic’, ‘Fingerbang’, ‘Pull Out the Pop-Schlop’, and ‘Pink Bets’) are available from her lounge room. She is starting a collaborative index of literary events and submissions, and a zine by and for women in hospitality (What She's Having).

Emma Rose Smith writes manic poetry, smelly-lady nonfiction, and fiction that overuses the word 'ululate'. She is often mistaken for a vegetarian. Her chapbooks and zines (‘Goonbag Mystic’, ‘Fingerbang’, ‘Pull Out the Pop-Schlop’, and ‘Pink Bets’) are available from her lounge room. She is starting a collaborative index of literary events and submissions, and a zine by and for women in hospitality (What She's Having).

Emma McManus is a theatre-maker and enthusiastic feminist. As one eighth of performance collective Applespiel, she has created Applespiel Make A Band (Malthouse) and 24-hour performance protest In Pursuit of Excellence (PACT). She directed Carly and Troy do 'A Doll's House' (Woodcourt Art Theatre, PACT, YAH, Crack, La Mama, Adelaide Fringe - Winner: Bank SA Emerging Artist Award) and directed and composed music for Finger Your Friends (Bondi Feast, YAH, Crack). She was assistant director for Sisters Grimm's La Traviata (Belvoir). Image: Angie To

Emma McManus is a theatre-maker and enthusiastic feminist. As one eighth of performance collective Applespiel, she has created Applespiel Make A Band (Malthouse) and 24-hour performance protest In Pursuit of Excellence (PACT). She directed Carly and Troy do 'A Doll's House' (Woodcourt Art Theatre, PACT, YAH, Crack, La Mama, Adelaide Fringe - Winner: Bank SA Emerging Artist Award) and directed and composed music for Finger Your Friends (Bondi Feast, YAH, Crack). She was assistant director for Sisters Grimm's La Traviata (Belvoir). Image: Angie To

Felicity Banks is best known for her fantasy adventures set in worlds that exist as both interactive and "normal" fiction (ATTACK OF THE CLOCKWORK ARMY and SCARLET SAILS). She is one of the writers of the sci-fi tale CHOICES: AND THE SUN WENT OUT by Tin Man Games.

Felicity Banks is best known for her fantasy adventures set in worlds that exist as both interactive and "normal" fiction (ATTACK OF THE CLOCKWORK ARMY and SCARLET SAILS). She is one of the writers of the sci-fi tale CHOICES: AND THE SUN WENT OUT by Tin Man Games.

Georgia Hingston is a journalist and poet with an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Kent. Georgia studies on the poetry strand of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. 

Georgia Hingston is a journalist and poet with an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing from Kent. Georgia studies on the poetry strand of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia. 

Irma Gold is an award-winning author and editor. She is currently Convener of Editing at the University of Canberra, Editor at Melbourne publisher Inkerman & Blunt, and Ambassador for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. Irma’s short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals like Meanjin, Island, Review of Australian Fiction and Westerly. Her short fiction collection, Two Steps Forward, was shortlisted for or won a number of wards, and she is the author of three children’s books, with a fourth, Seree’s Story, forthcoming from Walker Books. www.irmagold.com or @Irma_Gold

Irma Gold is an award-winning author and editor. She is currently Convener of Editing at the University of Canberra, Editor at Melbourne publisher Inkerman & Blunt, and Ambassador for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge. Irma’s short fiction has been widely published in anthologies and literary journals like Meanjin, Island, Review of Australian Fiction and Westerly. Her short fiction collection, Two Steps Forward, was shortlisted for or won a number of wards, and she is the author of three children’s books, with a fourth, Seree’s Story, forthcoming from Walker Books. www.irmagold.com or @Irma_Gold

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a writer, editor and radio producer based in Melbourne. Her work has been published widely, including in Voiceworks, Seizure and various anthologies. In 2015, Izzy was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, a Melbourne Fringe 'Uncommon Places' artist, a Community Radio Network segments series creator, and shortlisted in both poetry and narrative non-fiction categories of the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards.

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a writer, editor and radio producer based in Melbourne. Her work has been published widely, including in Voiceworks, Seizure and various anthologies. In 2015, Izzy was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, a Melbourne Fringe 'Uncommon Places' artist, a Community Radio Network segments series creator, and shortlisted in both poetry and narrative non-fiction categories of the Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards.

Jeanine Lea is a Wiradjuri writer, teacher and academic from southwest New South Wales. After a longer teaching career, she completed a doctorate in Australian literature and Aboriginal representation and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University. She is currently an Australian Research Council Fellow and her project, ‘The David Unaipon Award: Shaping the literary and history of Aboriginal Writing in Australian’ examines the growth and impact of Aboriginal writing on Australian literary culture since 1988. Her first Volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887-1961 (2010, Presspress) won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, 2010 and her first collection of stories, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer in 2010. Her poetry has been published in Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, The Journal for the Association European Studies of Australia and The Australian Book Review. Jeanine has published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature. 

Jeanine Lea is a Wiradjuri writer, teacher and academic from southwest New South Wales. After a longer teaching career, she completed a doctorate in Australian literature and Aboriginal representation and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian Centre for Indigenous History at the Australian National University. She is currently an Australian Research Council Fellow and her project, ‘The David Unaipon Award: Shaping the literary and history of Aboriginal Writing in Australian’ examines the growth and impact of Aboriginal writing on Australian literary culture since 1988. Her first Volume of poetry, Dark Secrets After Dreaming: A.D. 1887-1961 (2010, Presspress) won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry, 2010 and her first collection of stories, Purple Threads, won the David Unaipon Award for an unpublished Indigenous writer in 2010. Her poetry has been published in Hecate: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women’s Liberation, The Journal for the Association European Studies of Australia and The Australian Book Review. Jeanine has published widely in the area of Aboriginal literature. 

As a teenager, Jordan Morris was bitten by a redback spider and passed out in the ambulance. He woke in hospital and found he still possessed below-average agility, speed and strength, but was pretty good at writing. Jordan won the 2005 Young & Emerging Writer Mentorship with Jackie French, and his first novel Round and Round was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition, and highly commended for the 2014 A.C.T. Writing and Publishing Fiction Award.

As a teenager, Jordan Morris was bitten by a redback spider and passed out in the ambulance. He woke in hospital and found he still possessed below-average agility, speed and strength, but was pretty good at writing. Jordan won the 2005 Young & Emerging Writer Mentorship with Jackie French, and his first novel Round and Round was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Competition, and highly commended for the 2014 A.C.T. Writing and Publishing Fiction Award.

Kate Iselin is a Melbourne-born, Sydney based writer. Her work has appeared in Daily Life, Kill Your Darlings, Spook, The Guardian, and Archer. Her blog, Thirty Dates of Tinder, chronicles her romantic and sexual misadventures in the world of online dating.

Kate Iselin is a Melbourne-born, Sydney based writer. Her work has appeared in Daily Life, Kill Your Darlings, Spook, The Guardian, and Archer. Her blog, Thirty Dates of Tinder, chronicles her romantic and sexual misadventures in the world of online dating.

Lex Hirst is an editor at Penguin Random House, primarily editing and acquiring for Random Romance, a digital-first imprint. For the last two years she co-directed the National Young Writers' Festival, Australia's biggest gathering of writers aged 18-35, and she periodically programs other events such as the Junkee Take On political series and, most recently, Cubby House, the love child of Secret Garden Festival and Concrete Playground.

Lex Hirst is an editor at Penguin Random House, primarily editing and acquiring for Random Romance, a digital-first imprint. For the last two years she co-directed the National Young Writers' Festival, Australia's biggest gathering of writers aged 18-35, and she periodically programs other events such as the Junkee Take On political series and, most recently, Cubby House, the love child of Secret Garden Festival and Concrete Playground.

Lisa is a Wuilli Wuilli woman, and descendent of the Wakka Wakka and Gurang Gurang mobs.  The Editorial and Production Officer at Aboriginal Studies Press, she is a trainee-editor who was fortunate to attend the 2014 Residential Editorial Program.   Lisa has a Masters of Creative Writing and is the joint winner of the Anne Edgeworth Fellowship 2014.

Lisa is a Wuilli Wuilli woman, and descendent of the Wakka Wakka and Gurang Gurang mobs.  The Editorial and Production Officer at Aboriginal Studies Press, she is a trainee-editor who was fortunate to attend the 2014 Residential Editorial Program.   Lisa has a Masters of Creative Writing and is the joint winner of the Anne Edgeworth Fellowship 2014.

Louis Klee is a playwriting graduate from the NIDA Writers Studio. In 2015, his play The Ink Trail received underwent rigorous workshopping and culminated in a production at Crack Theatre Festival developed with the director Gowrie Varma.

Louis Klee is a playwriting graduate from the NIDA Writers Studio. In 2015, his play The Ink Trail received underwent rigorous workshopping and culminated in a production at Crack Theatre Festival developed with the director Gowrie Varma.

Mark Fletcher is a Canberra-based writer, political commentator, and cultural critic. He has written for The Guardian, and has been featured on ABC Radio National, BBC Worldwide, and Channel 10's The Project. His key interests are legal culture and public policy rhetoric.

Mark Fletcher is a Canberra-based writer, political commentator, and cultural critic. He has written for The Guardian, and has been featured on ABC Radio National, BBC Worldwide, and Channel 10's The Project. His key interests are legal culture and public policy rhetoric.

Neha Kale is a freelance writer and the editor of VAULT magazine. A columnist for Fairfax's Daily Life, her profiles, features and essays have appeared in Broadsheet, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Collective, Open Skies, The Vine, Museum, i-D and more. She writes about art, culture, people and places.

Neha Kale is a freelance writer and the editor of VAULT magazine. A columnist for Fairfax's Daily Life, her profiles, features and essays have appeared in Broadsheet, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Collective, Open Skies, The Vine, Museum, i-D and more. She writes about art, culture, people and places.

Meghann Boltz is a poet from Buffalo, New York. She is currently a student on the MA in Creative Writing: Poetry course at the University of East Anglia, and lives in Norwich.

Meghann Boltz is a poet from Buffalo, New York. She is currently a student on the MA in Creative Writing: Poetry course at the University of East Anglia, and lives in Norwich.

Samantha Faulkner is a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal woman from the Wuthuthi and Yadhaigana peoples, Cape York Peninsula and Badu and Moa Islands, Torres Strait. She is the author of Life Blong Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait a book on her grandfather's life.  She has poetry and prose published in By Close of Business, Etchings Indigenous: Treaty, and Ora Nui: A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature.

Samantha Faulkner is a Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal woman from the Wuthuthi and Yadhaigana peoples, Cape York Peninsula and Badu and Moa Islands, Torres Strait. She is the author of Life Blong Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait a book on her grandfather's life.  She has poetry and prose published in By Close of Business, Etchings Indigenous: Treaty, and Ora Nui: A Collection of Maori and Aboriginal Literature.

Sian Campbell is a freelance writer, Co-Director of the National Young Writers' Festival, and Editor in Chief of Scum Mag. Find her work in Spook, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging and Junkee.

Sian Campbell is a freelance writer, Co-Director of the National Young Writers' Festival, and Editor in Chief of Scum Mag. Find her work in Spook, Kill Your Darlings, Going Down Swinging and Junkee.

Sophie Overett is a cultural producer and writer from Brisbane, Australia. Her short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies across Australia and the world. In 2015 she is a Queensland Literary Fellow and her YA manuscript, Agatha Abel Meets Her Maker was shortlisted for the Text Prize. She’s a blogger for Pan MacMillan’s Momentum, the editor for Queensland Writers Centre’s online magazine, Writing Queensland and is one half of Lady Parts, a monthly podcast exploring women’s roles in genre cinema. She blogs at www.sophieoverett.com.

Sophie Overett is a cultural producer and writer from Brisbane, Australia. Her short fiction has been published in journals and anthologies across Australia and the world. In 2015 she is a Queensland Literary Fellow and her YA manuscript, Agatha Abel Meets Her Maker was shortlisted for the Text Prize. She’s a blogger for Pan MacMillan’s Momentum, the editor for Queensland Writers Centre’s online magazine, Writing Queensland and is one half of Lady Parts, a monthly podcast exploring women’s roles in genre cinema. She blogs at www.sophieoverett.com.

Vivi Violette is an Australian visual artist based in Canberra. Violette explores themes of identity, humanity, psychology and references her own life in her work while exploring a range of mediums. She studied drawing, painting, sculpting and installation and uses all of these in her professional art practice. At the age of 22 she is an emerging artist interested in exploring through art how humans are connected or separated globally by emotion, memory, perception and illusion. Find out more here.

Vivi Violette is an Australian visual artist based in Canberra. Violette explores themes of identity, humanity, psychology and references her own life in her work while exploring a range of mediums. She studied drawing, painting, sculpting and installation and uses all of these in her professional art practice. At the age of 22 she is an emerging artist interested in exploring through art how humans are connected or separated globally by emotion, memory, perception and illusion. Find out more here.

Samia Goudie is a writer, director, producer and artist.  She has been published in the 2013 edition of The Southerly Journal, anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islanders special edition "I am here" (the Southerly,  Vol. 71, No. 2, 2011: 12-1 3).  She was a 2006 recipient of the Fullbright Award.

Samia Goudie is a writer, director, producer and artist.  She has been published in the 2013 edition of The Southerly Journal, anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islanders special edition "I am here" (the Southerly,  Vol. 71, No. 2, 2011: 12-1 3).  She was a 2006 recipient of the Fullbright Award.