Zoe Adler Bishop is a writer and filmmaker. She wrote Zugunruhe while falling in love and wondering if joining stories could heal the past. She has been previously published in the Sleepers Almanac and the Big Issue.
Rosalie Bartlett is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies), and currently resides in the Blue Mountains with her partner, Henry.
Craig Bingham has been a secret for a long time now.
Hermione Cahill was born in London and moved to Sydney in 1997. She currently lives in Bondi and is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies).
Jason Childs is in the creative writing program at UTS, where he is an editor of Vertigo. His criticism has appeared on a variety of websites, and he is currently working on his first novel.
Micah Chua is a twenty-something writing major who passionately holds this philosophy: If it exists, it probably has a story worth telling.
Madeleine Clague is studying creative writing, focusing on poetry and playwriting. Her one-woman play No Stopping Zone was selected for the Imagine Festival 2009 and Short & Sweet 2010.
Tessa Coles thinks that if words tasted like chocolate, she’d eat them all up. Missing Something may be her first published piece, but it won’t be her last.
Lani Crooks is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies). She works quietly and sporadically on little poems and songs. She wants to write good fiction but her mind wanders. She’s reading Flannery O’Connor. Her favourite colour is all of them.
Amaryllis Gacioppo lives in Newtown and is in her third year of a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) degree. This will be the second time her words see print.
David Hale lives in Sydney with Amanda, Alexander and Phoebe. He is studying for his Master of Arts in Creative Writing and regrets not doing it sooner.
Paula Havey is approaching the end of a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) degree. ‘It’s been great,’ she says, barely raising her head from her book. ‘Perhaps I’ll stay on.’
Karen Hewitt studied for a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing. She now lives in Melbourne where she works mainly as a data analyst and occasionally as an editor. One day she hopes to become a crazy cat lady.
Megan Jacobson’s first job involved coming up with the absurd plots for a TV soapie and no job since has quite compared. She is now studying her Master of Arts in Creative Writing.
Madeleine James writes as an excuse to travel. Or does she travel as an excuse to write? Regardless, she often finds inspiration on public transport.
Catherine Johnson is a communications professional working in the environmental solutions industry. Three of her poems were included in the 1991 UTS anthology and she performed her work at Writers at the Park. She is now facing her fear of writing narrative through the Masters of Arts in Creative Writing.
Iris Lockyer writes for work, for play, and for her postgraduate studies at UTS. She loves to write and be imaginative about psychology and the cosmos.
Kelli Lonergan was born in Sydney in 1987. She has lived the majority of her life in Launceston, Tasmania. Her return to Sydney in 2008 creates nice bookends for her biography.
Brenton Lyle is currently in his third year of a Bachelor in Writing and Cultural Studies at UTS.
Emily Mann is completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing (Research). She has lived in Paris and Canberra. She currently lives in Sydney.
Nick Marland is the 2006 Qantas Spirit of Youth Award winner, and has published fiction in Voiceworks and feature articles in the(sydney)magazine, among others. Having completed an Master of Arts in Creative Writing in 2009, he’s currently exploring new ways of deferring real life.
Cybele Masterman is a freelance writer with articles published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Grazia, New Scientist and Home Beautiful, and is finishing a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing.
Dominica Nicholls is beginning her second year studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies). She likes books, ducks, pie and glam rock, not necessarily in that order.
Zoe Norton Lodge likes writing plays and short stories. Her plays have been performed at CarriageWorks Arts Centre, the Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Amy Paterson is completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. This is her first published work of fiction. She is currently writing a novel, slowly.
Corinne Pentecost has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Sydney and an Master of Arts in Creative Writing from UTS. Synchronicity was a Highly Commended winner in the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Sinead Roarty has had several stories published and won the Shoalhaven Literary Award in 2009. She is currently completing a Master of Creative Arts while writing a novel about art, madness and taboo.
Germaine X Schooling is currently studying in Xalapa, Mexico. A beautiful city that just so happens to be the coldest and most rainy region in Mexico—a perfect location for writing.
Tyswan Slater lives in the Blue Mountains. She has been short-listed for the Varuna Awards for Manuscript Development, and the Penguin/Varuna Scholarship. Her Master of Creative Arts (Research) involves an illustrated networked novella.
Rosanna Beatrice Stevens is, according to the Canberra Times’ review of Lines of Wisdom, a 92-year-old with dementia. She’s 21 remembers her address, and has appeared in publications including the Big Issue, Voiceworks and Beat.
Georgia Symons studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Com munication (Media Arts and Production) and in International Studies. Georgia has a passion for theatre and film, and would like to be a playwright, screenwriter and director.
Harry Wynter is a horrible young man in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing program. He is currently trying to write his first novel. Will work for food.