Producer: Farz Edraki is a co-founder and director of rip publishing. She is a radio producer at ABC Canberra, and has made documentaries for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and podcasts for Writers Bloc. She has freelanced for Crikey, Fairfax and New Matilda. You can find her sporadic tweets at @FarzEdraki.

Producer: Farz Edraki is a co-founder and director of rip publishing. She is a radio producer at ABC Canberra, and has made documentaries for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and podcasts for Writers Bloc. She has freelanced for Crikey, Fairfax and New Matilda. You can find her sporadic tweets at @FarzEdraki.

Producer: Yasmin Masri is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and facilitator. She has created work for You Are Here, Art Not Apart, Fashfest, and Multifringe at the National Multicultural Festival. Yasmin is the program producer at the DESIGN Canberra festival and teaches design subjects at the ANU School of Art and the Canberra Institute of Technology. Yasmin is a co-founder and creative director of rip publishing. See some of the other stuff she makes here.

Producer: Yasmin Masri is an interdisciplinary artist, designer and facilitator. She has created work for You Are Here, Art Not Apart, Fashfest, and Multifringe at the National Multicultural Festival. Yasmin is the program producer at the DESIGN Canberra festival and teaches design subjects at the ANU School of Art and the Canberra Institute of Technology. Yasmin is a co-founder and creative director of rip publishing. See some of the other stuff she makes here.

Producer: Lucy Nelson is a writer, editor, dancer-in-the-dark and carbohydrate enthusiast. After studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University and completing an editorial internship with Sleepers Publishing in Melbourne, her work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Big Issue, BMA, rip publishing’s Show + Tell Series and Capital Letters. Lucy is the 2014 recipient of the Templeberg residential writing fellowship and the most recent addition to Canberra writers collective Scissors Paper Pen.

Producer: Lucy Nelson is a writer, editor, dancer-in-the-dark and carbohydrate enthusiast. After studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University and completing an editorial internship with Sleepers Publishing in Melbourne, her work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Big Issue, BMA, rip publishing’s Show + Tell Series and Capital Letters. Lucy is the 2014 recipient of the Templeberg residential writing fellowship and the most recent addition to Canberra writers collective Scissors Paper Pen.

Producer: Chiara Grassia is a writer, sub-editor for BMA Magazine and co-founder of the Canberra Zine Emporium collective. Co-curator of the Zine Lounge at the Australian Museum of Democracy, Old Parliament House, she has also produced events for Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre and You Are Here festival. Her writing has appeared in Bitch (online), Feminartsy, She Shreds Magazine, The Brag and BMA Magazine.    

Producer: Chiara Grassia is a writer, sub-editor for BMA Magazine and co-founder of the Canberra Zine Emporium collective. Co-curator of the Zine Lounge at the Australian Museum of Democracy, Old Parliament House, she has also produced events for Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre and You Are Here festival. Her writing has appeared in Bitch (online), Feminartsy, She Shreds Magazine, The Brag and BMA Magazine.

 

 

Producer: Duncan Felton is a Canberra-based editor and writer. He’s the founder of independent publisher Grapple Publishing and is one of the coordinators of Canberran literary collective Scissors Paper Pen. He has been an invited festival artist at You Are Here, the Emerging Writers Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival. He has worked or volunteered with The Lifted Brow, Blemish Books and Express Media. His words have appeared in Verity La, Voiceworks Magazine, BMA and Burley, among others.

Producer: Duncan Felton is a Canberra-based editor and writer. He’s the founder of independent publisher Grapple Publishing and is one of the coordinators of Canberran literary collective Scissors Paper Pen. He has been an invited festival artist at You Are Here, the Emerging Writers Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival. He has worked or volunteered with The Lifted Brow, Blemish Books and Express Media. His words have appeared in Verity La, Voiceworks Magazine, BMA and Burley, among others.

Producer: Andrew Galan leads an inclusive, energetic and liberal poetry slam named BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! from the Phoenix Pub in the Australian Capital Territory. He writes poetry published and performed in Australia and internationally. Reviews have compared his writing to e.e. cummings, Nick Cave, the Coen Brothers and Tarrantino, and described it as “weird unsettling stabs” and “priceless crowd-pleasers riddled with satire.” His publisher says it is “Nadsat meets Mad Max.” For Andrew poetry is where his imagination and reality meet, sometimes for a fight, sometimes to eat. His first book is That Place of Infested Roads (life during wartime), KF&S Press. Find more of his work here.

Producer: Andrew Galan leads an inclusive, energetic and liberal poetry slam named BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! from the Phoenix Pub in the Australian Capital Territory. He writes poetry published and performed in Australia and internationally. Reviews have compared his writing to e.e. cummings, Nick Cave, the Coen Brothers and Tarrantino, and described it as “weird unsettling stabs” and “priceless crowd-pleasers riddled with satire.” His publisher says it is “Nadsat meets Mad Max.” For Andrew poetry is where his imagination and reality meet, sometimes for a fight, sometimes to eat. His first book is That Place of Infested Roads (life during wartime), KF&S Press. Find more of his work here.

 

Producer: Ashley Thomson is an editor and writer. Upon graduating the Australian National University in 2011, Ashley worked as Editor-in-Chief of Canberra street press BMA Magazine until early 2014. Since leaving that position, Ashley has worked as a freelance editor and writer for The Australia Times and DESIGN Canberra. Publications include Green Magazine, Architecture Australia, ACTWrite Journal and Feminartsy. Follow him at @aabthom or on his blog, Swimming with Elephants.

Producer: Ashley Thomson is an editor and writer. Upon graduating the Australian National University in 2011, Ashley worked as Editor-in-Chief of Canberra street press BMA Magazine until early 2014. Since leaving that position, Ashley has worked as a freelance editor and writer for The Australia Times and DESIGN Canberra. Publications include Green Magazine, Architecture Australia, ACTWrite Journal and Feminartsy. Follow him at @aabthom or on his blog, Swimming with Elephants.

Sub-curator: Zoya Patel is a writer, and founder/editor of Feminartsy, an online feminist arts and literature journal. Prior to founding Feminartsy, Zoya was Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine for four years. She is a Viva La Novella editor for Seizure, and works full time in feminist communications and advocacy. Zoya is currently completing her Master of Communications, and in the past has worked as a journal producer/editor with rip publishing, and as Marketing Coordinator for the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2012 and 2013          

Sub-curator: Zoya Patel is a writer, and founder/editor of Feminartsy, an online feminist arts and literature journal. Prior to founding Feminartsy, Zoya was Editor-In-Chief of Lip Magazine for four years. She is a Viva La Novella editor for Seizure, and works full time in feminist communications and advocacy. Zoya is currently completing her Master of Communications, and in the past has worked as a journal producer/editor with rip publishing, and as Marketing Coordinator for the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2012 and 2013