FELICITY PLUNKETT

Felicity Plunkett is a poet and critic. Her first collection Vanishing Point (UQP, 2009) won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize and was short-listed for several other awards. Her chapbook Seastrands (2011) was published in Vagabond Press’ Rare Objects series. Her new collection A Kinder Sea is forthcoming with Pitt St Poetry in 2018. Felicity

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DAVID ADES

David Adèsisa widely published poet and short story writer. He is the author of Mapping the World(Wakefield Press / Friendly Street Poets, 2008), the chapbook Only the Questions Are Eternal (Garron Publishing, 2015) and Afloat in Light(UWA Publishing, 2017). David won the Wirra Wirra Vineyards Short Story Prize 2005 and the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize 2014.

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MINDY GILL

Mindy Gill’s poems have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Hecate, Island Magazine, and Award Winning Australian Writing. She has received awards from the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award. She is Peril Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. SLAYSIAN WOMEN’S VOICES

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ANISA NANDAULA

Anisa Nandaula is the 2016 Queensland poetry slam champion, the runner up Australian poetry slam champion and nationally renowned poet. This published poet has performed her work at festivals around the country such as the Queensland poetry festival, Townsville Multicultural festival, Women of the world festival and African Australian film festival. Her unique and captivating

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VESNA CVJETICANIN

Vesna Cvjeticanin Creator through word, action and yarn: a bi-lingual poet, social activist and devoted knitter. Being of bilingual background, Vesna values and enjoys her ability to deliver her poems in their recognisable 15-Lines-of-Thought format. Feeling a great sense of cultural integrity and social resourcefulness, and being a social warrior by nature and activist by

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ASEFEH ABEDINI

Asefeh Zeinalabedini is a poet and performer who writes and performs in three languages of Persian, Azerbaijani and English. She published her poems in be:longing blog and Woroni Multilingual paper. She studied linguistics and is highly interested in multilingualism, migration and cross-cultural linguistic exchanges. She has been cooperating with Mother-Tongue Multilingual Poetry ACT and has

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KARINA BONTES FORWARD

Karina Bontes Forward is a multilingual poet of Chilean and Australian heritage, who writes and performs in both English and Spanish. She draws inspiration from her travels, landscapes and inner journeys, and explores the themes of identity and common humanity through her work. WORKSHOP: MULTILINGUAL POETRY WITH THE MOTHERTONGUE POETS PERFORMANCE: MOTHERTONGUE WORKSHOP OUTCOME HOMESPUN

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ANITA PATEL

Anita Patel is a Canberra writer. She has had work published in Summer Conversations (Pandanus Books, ANU), in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Demos Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Backstory Journal, Not Very Quiet Journal and Mascara Literary Review. Her children’s poems have been published by Harper Collins. She won the ACT Writers Centre Poetry Prize

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ARWIN SAHAR

Arwin Sahar is currently studying creative writing and screen studies. Among other things, he writes and makes art about fleeing war-torn Afghanistan for a better life in Australia. EMERGING VOICES SALON

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