Hannah Aroni | she/her | 3
Hannah is a writer, illustrator, theatremaker, advocate, one fifth of the managing arts core of @ActualA_tistic, and several other things that may or may not be professions depending on the weather. She writes about human messes.
Katherine Back | she/her | 3
Katherine is a Melbourne-based writer and editor who loves trashy horror, trashy food and trashy people. For complaints about trams and pictures of dogs follow her on Twitter: @tideoftrash
Frank Candiloro | xe/xem/xyr | 3, 5, 6 & 7
Franklin is a comic artist and rad hip-hop DJ currently residing in Melbourne. Xe is also on the hunt for the perfect HSP, and invites others to join xem on xyr journey. frankcandiloro.com
Alice Chalmers | they/them | 2
A 24yo queer being living in Melbourne from one coffee to the next, in the best way. Exhibiting regularly with The Fort Collective. alicechalmers.tumblr.com
Liz Duck-Chong | she & they | 5
Liz is a writer, sexual health nerd and filmmaker who has had articles, poetry and essays in a range of publications. She co-hosts wholesome sex ed show @letsdoitpodcast, and is on Twitter at @lizduckchong.
Alison Evans | they/them | 1 & 7
Alison is the author of three queer YA books, Ida, Highway Bodies and Euphoria Kids, and is a contributor in Kindred: 12 Queer #loveozya Stories. They’re on twitter as @_budgie and have a writing advice patreon at patreon.com/alisonevans
Felix MacFarlane | he/him | 5
Felix is a twenty-something year old digital artist who enjoys drawing characters/comics, using bright colours, and long walks on the beach.
Hamish McIntyre | he/him| 5
Ham is especially interested in writing interactive fiction text adventures. He is not a real ham, but can be found on Twitter as @zombieham
Gemma Mahadeo | she/her & they/them | 6
Gemma is a Melbourne-based writer and occasional musician who edits reviews for Melbourne Spoken Word, an blogs about drinks and zines at eatdrinkstagger.com
Welton B. Marsland | 4 & 6
Welton B. Marsland is a queer-punk writer from Melbourne whose stories, poetry & more have appeared in many local & international markets. Debut novel “By the Currawong’s Call”, set in 1890s Australia, is available through harpercollins.com.au and recently won the Romance category at the 2018 Bisexual Book Awards in New York. WBM is also Editor of a poetry anthology inspired by the TV show Supernatural, called “Carrying On”. Twitter: @wbmarsland Website: weltonbmarsland.com
Lauren E. Mitchell | they/them | 6
Lauren E. Mitchell has been writing since forever. There’s a mostly complete list of their publications on laurenmitchell.net. Right now they’re too busy pinning badges and ribbons and a smaller hat onto their sunhat for Pride to write a proper bio. You can follow them on Twitter @LEBMitchell.
Hester J. Rook | they/them | 7 & 7
Hester J. Rook is a Rhysling Award and Australian Shadows Award shortlisted poet and co-editor of Twisted Moon Magazine. They are often found salt-scrunched on beaches, reading arcane tales and losing the moon in mugs of tea. Find Hester on Twitter @hesterjrook and read more poems and fiction at hesterjrook.com.
Lisa-Skye | 2
Lisa-Skye is Melbourne’s favourite sparklepuppy muppet dominatrix comedian. Her uniquely positive and inclusive humour and her glitter-bomb high-energy delivery have made her a favourite on the International arts festival circuit. This pocket rocket has to be seen to be believed. Find more of her at thelisaskye.com
Rae White | they/them | 6
Rae White is a non-binary transgender writer and zinester living in Brisbane. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth won the 2017 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.
Cecil Wilde | they/them | 6 & 7
Cecil is very tired, always writing at least one book, and pretty convinced elves are basically tall cats.