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Jon Doust

Jon was born in Bridgetown WA and now lives in Kincannup/Kinjarling/Albany. All his life he has driven, not just cars and tractors, but also projects, including the Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival; Laugh Resort Inc - an association of stand-up comedians and owners of one of Australia’s longest running comedy rooms; and was a foundation member…

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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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Amanda Curtin is the author of two novels (ELEMENTAL, UWA Publishing, 2013; Scribe, UK, 2016); THE SINKINGS, UWA Publishing, 2008), a collection of short stories (INHERITED, UWA Publishing, 2011), and most recently a work of creative non-fiction (KATHLEEN O’CONNOR OF PARIS, Fremantle Press, 2018). She has also worked in publishing for more than 30 years…

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