Francisco Lopez

Francisco Lopez is an award-winning senior producer and lead writer of ‘2022 Podcast of the Year’ winner The Last Outlaws and Who is Daniel Johns? for Spotify. He has credits from Audible Studios, Pineapple Street Media, and Gimlet Media.

Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan is a feminist, trouble maker, and wordsmith warrior. As a stand up comedian, regular columnist and author of 5 books. She has used her writing to inspire change, and to shine the light on injustice. Sometimes funny, sometimes vulnerable, sometimes confronting, but always on point. She has always believed that words have power. […]

Odette Nettleton

Odette Nettleton started performing stand up in 2019 after attending one of Mandy Nolan’s famous writing workshops and meeting Vanessa Larry Mitchell. Inspired by Vanessa’s dedication to the local comedy scene and diversity in comedy, Odette started performing around the Northern Rivers. She has performed in Sydney, Brisbane, and places in between, and has shared […]

Lisa Sharpe

Lisa Sharpe, originally from Ballina, began stand-up comedy at 48 years old and found the perfect platform for her voice and writing skills. She became a QLD Raw Comedy state finalist from her second time on stage and made the finals again, a year later. Lisa’s delivery is warm, charming and surprising. Her stories will […]

Thor Phillips

Thor Phillips is a  singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso whose passionate, powerful performances are stirring up storms across the nation. A professional musician for over 17 years, playing guitar and supporting artists in the blues, rock, country and folk scenes, Thor has recently been stepping into his own force. Thor has released 2 studio albums and […]

Katherine Biber

Katherine Biber is a legal scholar, historian and criminologist and Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. She is the author of Captive Images: Race, Crime, Photography (Routledge, 2007) and In Crime’s Archive: The Cultural Afterlife of Evidence(Routledge, 2019). She writes about evidence and archives, photography, documentation, and legal history. She is currently […]

Leroy Parsons

Leroy Parsons is an actor across film, stage and television. He has appeared in The Circuit (2007), Something Fishy (2010) and in 2011, played his great-great-grandfather Jimmy Governor in Clare Britton’s theatre production Posts in the Paddock. Leroy also starred in the short film Man Real (2015), and played Australia’s first Aboriginal President in JUTE Theatre […]

Sarah Temporal

Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning performance poet and the founder of Poets Out Loud. Her upcoming debut ‘Tight Bindings’ explores embodiment and the stories that bind us. Sarah’s work appears in Best of Australian Poems, Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal and more. As a performer she has won the Nimbin World Cup and Bunker Slam, and […]

Vincent Stead

Vincent Stead writes and performs poetry in the Northern Rivers area of NSW Australia. He is a member of the Kyogle Writer’s Group and is involved in the promotion and running of a number of poetry events that can be found at North Coast Poetry and Spoken Word.

Dr Jenny Fraser

Dr Jenny Fraser, is a Migunburri Creative Researcher.  Her poetry has been published with Yellow Arrow Journal (USA), IndigenousX, Rabbit Journal and in the anthology ‘This country anytime anywhere’ by IAD Press.   Jenny is a recipient of many  Residency Programs including Varuna House and Apex Arts in New York City. She has also written […]