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Alice is a writer and artist living in Melbourne. She is the co-creator of the graphic memoir Eyes Too Dry, released in April 2017. Her nonfiction and poetry has been published widely, including Archer Magazine, The Lifted Brow and Cordite Poetry Review. Alice works as an educator, running creative writing and drawing workshops for teenagers. Until recently, she was the Schools Program Producer at Express Media and has since begun her training as a secondary school teacher. In her spare time she sells books for Readings, enjoys taking film photographs (mostly of faces and trees) and has a penchant for power tools.
Winnie is a Tongan writer from Mount Druitt in Western Sydney. Winnie is currently the manager of SWEATSHOP and has recently graduated from a Bachelor of Arts at Western Sydney University. Winnie’s work has been published in The Vocal, The Big Black Thing, Voiceworks and Griffith Review.
Lorin is a spoken-word poet, teaching artist and feminist who co-founded the Enough Said poetry slam and is published in Going Down Swinging’s audio anthology. Lorin has toured the USA poetry slam circuit, featured at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and self-published an EP titled Poems.
Sara is a graduate lawyer who co-founded the Bankstown Poetry Slam in 2013. She writes about the political in a very personal way, and is passionate about the use of poetry, particularly spoken word poetry in empowering people, especially youth. An Australian-born, Punchbowl-bred Muslim, she has been heavily involved in community work and the arts since Bankstown Poetry Slam’s inception, performing locally and internationally, facilitating workshops and featuring on numerous panels. In 2016 and 2017, she programmed and executed ‘Real Talk’, a ZEST Award-winning project that delivers free spoken word workshops to students across Sydney high schools.
Alana is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in politics, social justice and Australian culture. She worked as a news journalist at The Age and now writes for publications including SBS, The Guardian, ABC, RendezView and many more. She is the co-founder of Women in Media and a federal delegate of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Alicia is a writer, poet and broadcaster. She is a regular guest on ABC 774 and Radio National. She is part of The Outer Sanctum podcast, has appeared in ABC TV’s Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast and was a writer and director of the science–poetry show Elemental. Alicia co-edited and wrote for From the Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard It and A Footy Girl’s Guide To the Stars of 2017.