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Shey Marque is a poet and former scientist, and currently coordinates the Hospital Poets Program on behalf of the KSPF Inc. She was the inaugural winner of the QLD Poetry Festival Emerging Poet Award in 2018. Her first full-length poetry collection, Keeper of the Ritual (UWAP 2019), was shortlisted for the Noel Rowe Poetry Award…

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Elaine Forrestal

Elaine Forrestal is a writer, reviewer, blogger, mentor and public speaker. She has novels, picture books, short story anthologies, historical fiction and magazine articles, and one poem, published around the world in English, Italian and Slovenian. She is also an experienced judge of writing competitions. Elaine lives in Scarborough, Western Australia, and walks on the…

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TINEKE VAN DER EECKEN writes poetry and autobiographical fiction. Her latest book ‘Traverse’, shortlisted for the 2016 TAG Hungerford Award was published by Wild Weeds Press in 2018. Her first book Café d'Afrique: a Personal Discovery in 2012 is a true story based on her experience of working in Zambia and running a small business…

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Catherine Noske is a writer and academic currently teaching Creative Writing at the University of Western Australia. Her short fiction and poetry has been published both in Australia and overseas, and her novel 'The Salt Madonna' has just been released with Picador (2020). She is also currently serving as the editor of Westerly Magazine (www.westerlymag.com.au).

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Natalie D-Napoleon is a writer, singer-songwriter and educator from Fremantle, Australia who is now completing a PhD in Creative Writing. She spent the last decade in the United States where she worked as a Coordinator at a City College Writing Centre. Her poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, Griffith Review, Australian Poetry…

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Mohammed Massoud Morsi is an Egyptian-Danish-Australian photographer, journalist and writer. His work has been published in all three of his traditional languages. Morsi has a talent for reaching to the heart of existence in a complex world and looks to important questions, finding that which is quintessentially human within much broader struggles. His work is…

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