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Bridgette Burton Bridgette Burton has been writing for over 25 years and is an award-winning playwright. Her work has been performed nationally and internationally. www.baggageproductions.com

Darryl Emmerson A writer, composer and singer, Darryl's plays have been staged and broadcast throughout Australia, and he has performed widely on stage, television and disc. www.darrylemmerson.com

Chris Grierson has had poems and short stories published widely in Australian literary journals such as Otis Rush, Mattoid, Overland, Meanjin and in The Age newspaper. In 2012 Hunter Publishers issued Touch The Black, his novel on the life and times of Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor..

Angela McMurray is a Melbourne-based writer, speaker’s agent and events administrator. She is completing her Masters of Arts in Writing and working on her first poetry collection, Archimedean Point.

Peter Symons is a teacher, writer and freelance editor. He has had stories published in IslandOverland and The Victorian Writer. He is also the author of a short history, Caring for the Community: a History of Doncare 1989 to 2009.




Kieran Carroll
Kieran Carroll is a Melbourne-based playwright whose latest work is The Truth is Longer Than a Lie (Black Pepper Press). His website is www.kierancarroll.com

Susie Chong often procrastinates and can't read her scribbles and drafts of work that have been crumpled - courtesy of her cat. Her passion is writing short stories. She loves travelling and collects robot things.

Jane Downing is the writer of poetry and prose with publications in The Big Issue, The Griffith Review, Southerly, Island and other journals. She can be found at www.janedowning.wordpress.com

Janice Florence
Janice Florence studied short story writing at RMIT, and writes stories, poetry and song lyrics, notably for the Australian musicals Martin and Gina and One Day in the Week. Her letters to the Age are also usually published.

Karen Lethlean is a retired English teacher whose fiction has appeared in The Barbaric Yawp and Ken*Again. Black, Red and Yellow was runner up Wild Word’s 2015 winter solstice writing competition.  She is also an Australian national triathlete who has done the Hawaii Ironman world championships twice.

Pavle Radonic has been trawling the Malay Archipelago for five years; this dispatch was recently received from the south of Johor, peninsular Malaysia. Further reports at www.axialmelbourne.blogspot.com

Chris Ringrose lives in Melbourne, Australia. His poetry has won the Australian Poetica Christi Prize, and been presented in Krakow, Poland, for the UNESCO City of Literature Project, and his stories have been published in Melbourne Subjective (2014), Flashing the Square (2014) and the journal South Circular. His website is: www.cringrose.com

Eva White was born in Vienna, grew up in the Bronx, and has lived most of her life in Melbourne. Now she divides her time between New York City and Melbourne. Her stories have been published in Australia and the US, including in the New York Times.