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Established Author Forum: Moving Between Fiction and Non-Fiction
Alice Pung OAM is a best-selling Australian writer whose award-winning books include Unpolished Gem, Laurinda and Her Father’s Daughter. Her latest book for adults is One Hundred Days, shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. In 2022, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to Literature.
Established Author Forum: Cultivating a Creative Life
Amie Kaufman is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of nearly twenty novels. Her award-winning work has been translated into nearly 30 languages. Amie has degrees in history, literature, law and conflict resolution and is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing. Raised in Australia and occasionally Ireland, she now lives by the sea in Melbourne with her family, and an extremely large personal library. You can learn more about Amie and subscribe to her monthly letter to readers at amiekaufman.com, or find her hosting her podcasts, Amie Kaufman on Writing and Pub Dates.
Writing Sex Scenes, from the First Kiss to the Big O!
Amy Andrews is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling, triple RITA nominated, Aussie author who has written eighty-five steamy contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She has sold three million books into two dozen markets. She has spoken internationally, run workshops at conferences and festivals and mentored many new and emerging authors. In 2019, she was awarded life-member status in Romance Writers of Australia after many years of involvement with the organisation including two years as President.
Online Feedback Clinic: Poetry
Andy Jackson is a poet and creative writing teacher, and was awarded the inaugural Writing the Future of Health Fellowship. He has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, the John Bray Poetry Award and the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. Andy has co-edited disability-themed issues of Southerly and Australian Poetry Journal, and his latest poetry collection is Human Looking, which won the 2022 ALS Gold Medal.
On-Demand Webinar – Sense of Place: The Basics
Angela Savage is an award winning Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her debut novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. All three of her Jayne Keeney PI novels were shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards. The Dying Beach was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. She has taught writing throughout Australia and overseas. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Monash University, and is currently CEO of Public Libraries Victoria. Her novel, Mother of Pearl, is published by Transit Lounge.
Anna Kate Blair
Evening Appetiser: Experimental Architectural Writing
Anna Kate Blair is Program and Partnerships Manager at Writers Victoria. Her writing has appeared in publications including Slow Canoe, Archer, Meanjin and Landfall and won prizes including the AAWP Creative Nonfiction Prize and the Warren Trust Award for Architectural Writing. She holds a PhD in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge and has previously worked in the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Crime Writing Masterclass: Editing Your Crime Novel
Anna Snoekstra is a novelist and screenwriter living in Melbourne. Her short work has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, The Griffith Review and Crimereads. Her first novel Only Daughter was released in 2016 and was optioned by Universal Pictures to be a feature film. Since then, she has published two more crime novels in more than twenty countries: Little Secrets and The Spite Game. Her new novel Out of Breath is on shelves now.
Anna Spargo-Ryan is the author of A Kind of Magic, The Gulf and The Paper House. She was the inaugural winner of The Horne Prize and is the current non-fiction editor at Island magazine.
Autumn Royal creates drama, poetry and criticism. Since 2013, Autumn has worked as a sessional tutor in creative writing and literary studies. Autumn is founding editor of Liquid Architecture’s Disclaimer journal and interviews editor at Cordite Poetry Review. Her poetry collections include She Woke and Rose (Cordite Books), Liquidation (Incendium Radical Library) and The Drama Student, her third collection, forthcoming with Giramondo Publishing in 2023.
On-Demand Webinar – Finding Ideas for Stories
Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia and now lives and works in Melbourne. Her first novel, Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and won the Dobbie Award for Best First Book and the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction. Her second novel, Mateship with Birds, was also shortlisted for many awards and won the inaugural Stella Prize in 2013 and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. Her new novel, Exploded View, was published in early 2019 and was shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award. Carrie has an MA in Creative Writing.
On-Demand Webinar – The Craft of Structure
Cate Kennedy is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010. She is an award-winning short-story writer whose work has been published widely. Her first collection, Dark Roots, was shortlisted for the Steele Rudd Award in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal. She is also the author of a travel memoir, Sing, and Don’t Cry, and the poetry collections Joyflight, Signs of Other Fires and The Taste of River Water, which won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2011. She lives on a secluded bend of the Broken River in north-east Victoria.
Online Feedback Clinic: Historical Fiction
Christopher Raja is the author of a memoir, Into the Suburbs: A Migrant’s Story (UQP, 2020), a play The First Garden (Currency Press, 2012) and a novel, The Burning Elephant (Giramondo, 2015). Christopher has been twice shortlisted for the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Book of the Year award. He was the 2021 UTS Copyright Agency New Writer’s Fellow and his memoir was Highly Commended in the National Biography Award 2021.
Claire G. Coleman
On-Demand Webinar – Introduction to Point of View
Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art criticism while either living in Naarm (Melbourne) or on the road. During an extended circuit of the continent she wrote a novel, influenced by certain experiences gained on the road. She has since won a Black&Write! Indigenous Writing Fellowship for that novel, Terra Nullius. Terra Nullius was published in Australia by Hachette Australia and in North America by Small Beer Press. Claire’s second Novel, The Old Lie, was written in response to what she learned when traveling and was published in 2019 by Hachette Australia. Lies, Damned Lies, Claire’s first non-fiction book, unpacking the effects of the history of Australia’s colonisation, was released in 2021. Since mid-2020 Claire has been a member of the cultural advisory committee for Agency, a Not-for-profit Indigenous arts Consultancy (https://agencyprojects.org/).
Danielle Binks is an author and literary agent with Jacinta di Mase Management. She edited and contributed to the young adult book Begin, End, Begin: A #LoveOzYA Anthology. Her debut middle grade novel was the bestselling The Year the Maps Changed, and her award-winning YA novel is The Monster of Her Age. Danielle now also teaches creative writing in the Professional Writing and Editing course at RMIT University.
Danny Silva Soberano
Lunchtime Bite: Writing Long Poems
Danny Silva Soberano is a poet. They are also the Program Admin Officer: Community at Writers Victoria.
Let’s Talk About… Writing Genre Fiction in Australia
Dinuka McKenzie is an Australian writer. Her debut crime fiction manuscript The Torrent won the 2020 Banjo Prize for fiction and was published by HarperCollins Australia in February 2022. Her unpublished manuscript Taken was longlisted for the 2020 Richell Prize and will be published in 2023. She is represented by Alex Adsett Literary. She lives in Southern Sydney on Dharawal Country with her husband, two kids and their pet chicken.
Italian Australian author Elise Valmorbida won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019 for her fourth novel, The Madonna of the Mountains, published internationally in several languages to critical acclaim. She has written three works of non-fiction; the latest (just published) is The Happy Writing Book, a positive guide to creative writing and wellbeing, inspired by her 20+ years of experience as writer-teacher. Elise is also an award-winning indie film producer and script consultant.
Eliza Henry-Jones is an author, PhD candidate and sessional academic in creative writing. She is the author of three adult novels and two novels for young adults, which have been listed for a number of awards. The most recent, Salt and Skin, was published in August 2022. She has qualifications in psychology as well as grief, loss and trauma counselling. She lives on a little flower farm on Wurundjeri land.
On-Demand Webinar – What is Creative Nonfiction?
Elizabeth Flux is a freelance writer and editor at large for the Melbourne City of Literature Office. Her nonfiction work has been widely published and includes essays on film, culture, and identity as well as interviews and feature articles. She was the winner of the inaugural Feminartsy Fiction prize, has been shortlisted for the Rachel Funari prize three times, was shortlisted for the Liminal Fiction Prize and the Fair Australia Prize, was longlisted for the Peter Carey Short Story Award and her fiction has been published in multiple anthologies including New Australian Fiction 2020, Collisions, Best Australian Stories, Best Summer Stories and The Big Issue Fiction Edition. She is also a past Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.
Eloise Grills is a writer, artist and author of big beautiful female theory (Affirm Press, 2022). She loves supporting artists and writers to hone their craft and has done so through university tutoring, disability art facilitation, mentoring, online courses like her self-styled Finishing Up Club and Express Media’s Toolkits program. She is interested in creative work that plays in the boundaries of genres and forms, taking radical risks.
Emily Bitto is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her debut novel, The Strays, won the 2015 Stella Prize. Her second novel, Wild Abandon, was the winner of the 2022 Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award. Emily has taught creative writing for over a decade and is currently a course advisor at the Faber Writing Academy.
On-Demand Webinar – Editing Skills to Hone Your Writing
Eugen M. Bacon, MA, MSc, PhD, is African Australian, a computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She is a 2022 World Fantasy Award finalist, and was announced in the honor list of the 2022 Otherwise Fellowships for ‘doing exciting work in gender and speculative fiction’. She has won or been commended in international awards, and her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide. Her most recent publications are Mage of Fools (novel), Chasing Whispers (collection) and An Earnest Blackness (essay collection).
Gavin Yuan Gao
Gavin Yuan Gao is a genderqueer immigrant poet and translator. Their debut poetry collection, At the Altar of Touch, won the 2020 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was published in 2022 by the University of Queensland Press and shortlisted for the 2022 Judith Wright Calanthe Award at the Queensland Literary Awards.
Let’s Talk About… Writing Genre Fiction in Australia
Grace Chan is a speculative fiction writer and doctor. She has been shortlisted for the Aurealis and Norma K Hemming Awards, and for Viva la Novella. Her short fiction can be found in Clarkesworld, Going Down Swinging, Aurealis, and many other places. Her debut novel, Every Version of You, explores identity and transformation through virtual reality and mind-uploading (Affirm Press, 2022).
Graeme Simsion was a CEO and business consultant before deciding, at the age of fifty, to become a writer. His debut novel, The Rosie Project, was an ABIA Book of the Year and has sold over 3.5 million copies in forty languages. Two sequels, along with The Best of Adam Sharp and Two Steps Forward (written with partner Anne Buist), have also been international bestsellers and optioned for movies. His latest books are Two Steps Onward (with Anne) and Creative Differences.
Online Feedback Clinic: Children’s Books
Jane Godwin is the highly acclaimed author of over 35 books for young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations. Jane was the children’s publisher at Penguin Books for many years, where she produced books for a wide range of readers, from very young children to Young Adult titles.
Established Author Forum: Writing Identity and Difference
Jeanine Leane belongs to the Wiradjuri peoples of the Murrumbidgee River. She is a poet, writer and teacher who currently has the privilege of living and working on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples of Naarm.
Lunchtime Bite: Writing the Environment on a Small Scale
Jessica Obersby is an emerging writer who believes in the power of stories to change people’s lives. Her work in progress is YA speculative fiction that has a protagonist with mental illness. Jessica is a graduate of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing degree and in 2019 was a recipient of a Writers Victoria Writeability Fellowship. She is currently studying Environmental Science and rescued animals outnumber humans in her household 12 to two! Jessica is Writeability Program Manager at Writers Victoria.
Online Feedback Clinic: Emerging Short Story
Julie Koh is the author of Capital Misfits and Portable Curiosities. The latter was shortlisted for several awards and led to Julie being named a 2017 Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. Her short stories have been published widely, including in the Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Comedy Writing. She has written radio plays for ABC Radio National and the libretto for Chop Chef. She was a judge for the 2018 Stella Prize and the 2022 USQ Steele Rudd Award.
Evening Appetiser: Laughter & Literature
Justine Sless is a writer, comedian and humour academic and has an MA by research in creative writing. She has written numerous one-woman festival shows, tailored comedy for a vast range of clients and taught comedy to kids and in workplaces. Justine is the author of Mistress of Mirth’s COMEDY Tour.
On-Demand Webinar – Introduction to Writing First Nations Characters
Being a proud Wotjobaluk woman from the Wimmera, Kat gradually developed her craft by combining her skills and knowledge in community engagement, mentoring, music, the arts, screen, and education. Her grassroots, transparent vitality and forthright approach enable her to work and consult with various government, mainstream, community, arts, and film organisations. Currently she is involved in many community, youth, film and arts projects, and is collating her first poetry book, which she aims to publish in the coming year.
On-Demand Webinar – The Power of the Verb
Kate Cuthbert has worked with writers for almost 20 years, in several different capacities. A genre fiction advocate, she notably launched the Escape imprint for Harlequin Australia, and remains a proud popular fiction enthusiast. Kate is currently Editorial Director at Pantera Press, and is pursuing a PhD examining paratexts in Australian popular fiction.
Long Course: Boot Camp for Beginning Writers
Kate Mildenhall is the author of Skylarking (Black Inc., 2016) and The Mother Fault (Simon & Schuster, 2020). She co-hosts The First Time podcast, a podcast about the first time you publish a book, now in its fifth season. Kate lives in Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri lands, with her partner and two children. She is currently working on her third novel while undertaking her PhD in creative writing.
Katherine Tamiko Arguile
Born and raised in Tokyo, Katherine Tamiko Arguile is an author and arts journalist of mixed Japanese and British heritage. She has written short stories, reviews and essays for Liminal, Spineless Wonders, Momaya Press, SBS and InDaily. Her novel, The Things She Owned, was published in 2020 and shortlisted for the MUD Prize for best debut literary fiction by an Australian author. Her first non-fiction book, Meshi – A personal history of Japanese food, was published in 2022.
Kathryn Heyman is a novelist, essayist and scriptwriter. She has written six novels: ‘The Breaking’, ‘Keep Your Hands on the Wheel’, ‘The Accomplice’, ‘Captain Starlight’s Apprentice’, ‘Floodline’, and ‘Storm and Grace’. Her memoir ‘Fury’ was published in 2021. She has received numerous awards for her writing, and held several writing fellowships. She has taught creative writing for the University of Oxford, and is now Conjoint Professor in Humanities at the University of Newcastle. In 2012, she founded the Australian Writers Mentoring Program.
Online Feedback Clinic: Fantasy
Kylie Chan has a BBus, an MBA in IT and an MPhil in Creative Writing. She started out as an IT consultant specialising in business intelligence systems in Australia, and then had her own consulting business for ten years in Hong Kong. When she returned to Australia in 2002, Kylie studied martial arts and Buddhist and Taoist philosophy, and wrote the bestselling nine-book Dark Heavens series, a fantasy based on Chinese mythology. She has recently released the Dragon Empire science fiction series.
Lee Kofman is the author of six books, including Imperfect (2019, Affirm Press), which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride (2014, MUP); editor of Split (Ventura, 2019), which was longlisted for ABIA Awards 2020, and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (Ventura, 2016). Her short works have been widely published and her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014. Her most recent book is The Writer Laid Bare (Ventura, 2022).
On-Demand Webinar – Introduction to Character
Lili Wilkinson is the author of sixteen books, including Green Valentine, The Boundless Sublime and After the Lights Go Out. She established the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Lili has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, and now spends most of her time reading and writing books for teenagers. Her latest books are The Erasure Initiative and How To Make A Pet Monster: Hodgepodge.
Lucy Van writes poetry and criticism. She is a senior research associate in the English and Theatre Studies program at the University of Melbourne. She was a writer in residence at Overland (2019-2020), and a Melbourne Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne (2018-2019). Her first poetry collection, The Open (Cordite 2021), was longlisted for the Stella prize, shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Award and highly commended in the Anne Elder Award.
Let’s Talk About… Self-Publishing
Michael Winkler is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. His novel Grimmish was shortlisted for the 2022 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first self-published novel to make the long- or shortlist. His journalism, short fiction, reviews and essays have been widely published and anthologised. He won the 2016 Calibre Prize for his essay ‘The Great Red Whale’.
Nadia Niaz founded and edits the Australian Multilingual Writing Project. Her academic and creative work explores multilingual creative expression, the practicalities and politics of translation, and the idea of ‘belonging’ in multiple contexts. Her poetry has appeared in Rabbit, Not Very Quiet, Peril, and The Polyglot, and her collection The Djinn Hunters is forthcoming as part of the Rabbit Poets Series. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne.
- Long Course: Mastering the Publisher Submission Package
- Researching and Finding the Right Publisher (and Compelling Cover Letters)
- Synopses from Start to Submit
- Perfecting Your Pitch
Nadine Davidoff is a freelance book editor and writing/editing teacher with extensive trade publishing experience. She has worked as a Senior Editor at Random House and a Commissioning Editor at Black Inc. Nadine has taught in RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing course and she teaches the annual Fiction Editing Masterclass in Melbourne University’s Masters of Publishing program. She has delivered numerous courses for writers’ centres Australia-wide.
Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay storyteller and performer living in Bidjigal, Sydney. A member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been a touring musician and songwriter for twenty-three years. Her debut novel, Song of the Crocodile, was a 2018 winner of a black&write! writing fellowship and winner of the 2021 ALS Gold Medal for Literature. In 2022 Nardi co-wrote two stories in Yuwaalaraay language with language practitioners Tracey Cameron and Priscilla Strasek Barker. These stories appear in Another Australia, published by Affirm Press. Nardi continues to be heavily involved in the making and sharing of culture in both her Sydney and Yuwaalaraay communities.
Psychogeography and the Suburbs
Nick Gadd’s latest book, Melbourne Circle: Walking, Memory and Loss, is a memoir-travelogue describing a two-year walk around the city in search of stories, memories and traces of the past. Nick was the 2015 winner of the Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize. He is the author of two novels: Death of a Typographer was shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction in 2020 and Ghostlines won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. He lives in Yarraville.
Starting and Finishing a Short Story
Paige Clark is a Chinese/American/Australian fiction writer, researcher and teacher. Her first book of fiction, She Is Haunted, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2021 and shortlisted for the Readings Prize and longlisted for the Stella Prize. She has her Master of Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing from the University of Melbourne, where she is currently at work on her PhD.
Online Feedback Clinic: Advanced Short Story
Rashida Murphy is the author of the novel The Historian’s Daughter (UWA Publishing) and a book of short stories titled The Bonesetter’s Fee & Other Stories, published in 2022 with Spineless Wonders. Rashida’s stories, poems and essays are widely anthologized. She has judged several literary awards including the WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Rashida also mentors emerging writers. She lives in Boorloo/Perth with a multilingual cat and a monolingual husband.
Rebecca Giggs is an award-winning author from Perth. Her non-fiction focuses on how people feel towards animals in a time of technological and ecological change. Fathoms: The World in the Whale, Rebecca’s debut book, won the prestigious 2021 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in the US, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize in that same year.
Writing Junior Fiction Kids Will Love
Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest-selling female author and has written over 100 books for children, including the Billie B Brown, Polly and Buster and School of Monsters series. Her widely popular books are beloved across the globe and have sold more than ten million copies in eighteen countries. In 2022, she released the picture book Come Over To My House with Eliza Hull, as well as a book for parents and educators: Wild Things: How We Learn To Read And What Can Happen If We Don’t.
Sam van Zweden
Online Feedback Clinic: Creative Non-Fiction
Sam van Zweden is a Melbourne-based writer interested in memory, food, mental health and the body. Her writing has been published by the Saturday Paper, the Guardian, ABC Life, Meanjin, The Big Issue, The Lifted Brow, Cordite, the Sydney Review of Books, The Wheeler Centre and others. Her debut book, Eating with my Mouth Open, won the 2019 KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award, and is available now.
Long Course: Refine Your Memoir
Dr Sian Prior has been a writer and broadcaster for 30 years. She has been published in newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Sian teaches non-fiction at RMIT and runs online courses in creative non-fiction and writing as therapy. She has written two books, Shy: A Memoir (2014) and Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing (short-listed for The Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2022), both published by Text Publishing.
Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange)
Let’s Talk About… Collaborative Writing
Snack Syndicate (Astrid Lorange and Andrew Brooks) is a critical art collective who live and work on unceded Wangal country. Snack Syndicate makes events, objects, texts and meals. Their book of essays, Homework, was published by Discipline in 2021. These Thoughts Large and Public, a live radio work, was installed at the Victorian Trades Hall as part of Take Hold of the Clouds in July 2022.
Let’s Talk About… Self-Publishing
Timmah Ball is a writer and zine maker of Ballardong Noongar heritage. Previous zines and micro publications include Wild Tongue in collaboration with Loving Feminist Literature for Melbourne Fringe (2016), Wild Tongue Vol. 2 in collaboration with Azja Kulpinska for Next Wave Festival (2018) and Do Planners Dream of Electric Trees? (2021) created through Arts House Makeshift publics residency. She is currently developing a new zine/DIY publication called Class wars in the airport lounge.
Writing Heroes and Villains in YA
Vanessa Len is a Melbourne author and educational editor. Her first novel, Only a Monster, is a young adult fantasy about a monster girl whose summer is ruined when her new crush turns out to be a monster slayer. It was published in 2022 by Allen & Unwin and is being translated into 14 languages. The sequel, Never a Hero, is forthcoming in 2023.
Vidya Rajan is a multi-disciplinary artist, regularly working across screenwriting, live performance, comedy and digital space. She is a graduate of the VCA and a former writer-in-residence at the Malthouse Theatre. She has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Director’s Lab, SBS’s Digital Originals program and Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer Initiative. She has recently worked as a writer and performer on projects for Darwin Festival, ABC Comedy, ABC Kids, SBS, Channel 10, Red Stitch, Amazon Prime, Audible, Griffin Theatre, Belvoir, Malthouse and The Blue Room. Her work has also appeared in Runway, APJ, McSweeney’s, Liminal, Cordite and Running Dog amongst others.
Lunchtime Bite: Navigating Legal Issues
Yasmin Naghavi is a partner at Media Arts Lawyers practising in creative industries law. There she represents world-class graphic and motion design studios, authors, tv/radio talent, journalists, agencies, illustrators, playwrights and screenwriters, streaming services, game makers, visual artists, managers, format and content creators, influencers, photographers, and app developers. Holding both a Juris Doctor (hons) and an MBA, Yasmin combines experience with expertise, industry insight, and a passion for the creative sector.
- Alice Pung
- Amie Kaufman
- Amy Andrews
- Andy Jackson
- Angela Savage
- Anna Kate Blair
- Anna Snoekstra
- Anna Spargo-Ryan
- Autumn Royal
- Carrie Tiffany
- Cate Kennedy
- Christopher Raja
- Claire G. Coleman
- Danielle Binks
- Danny Silva Soberano
- Dinuka McKenzie
- Elise Valmorbida
- Eliza Henry-Jones
- Elizabeth Flux
- Eloise Grills
- Emily Bitto
- Eugen Bacon
- Gavin Yuan Gao
- Grace Chan
- Graeme Simsion
- Jane Godwin
- Jeanine Leane
- Jessica Obersby
- Julie Koh
- Justine Sless
- Kat Clarke
- Kate Cuthbert
- Kate Mildenhall
- Katherine Tamiko Arguile
- Kathryn Heyman
- Kylie Chan
- Lee Kofman
- Lili Wilkinson
- Lucy Van
- Michael Winkler
- Nadia Niaz
- Nadine Davidoff
- Nardi Simpson
- Nick Gadd
- Paige Clark
- Rashida Murphy
- Rebecca Giggs
- Sally Rippin
- Sam van Zweden
- Sian Prior
- Snack Syndicate (Andrew Brooks and Astrid Lorange)
- Timmah Ball
- Vanessa Len
- Vidya Rajan
- Yasmin Naghavi