Dr Anita Heiss is the award-winning author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women’s fiction, children’s novels and poetry. She is a proud member of the Wiradjuri Nation, and a board member of University of Queensland Press and Circa Contemporary Circus. Anita is a Professor of Communications at the University of Queensland and an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the GO Foundation. Anita is currently adapting her novel Tiddas (S&S, 2014) for the stage. Her latest novel is Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray.
Claire Christian is a storyteller. A playwright, author, theatre maker and facilitator. Her first novel Beautiful Mess won the Text Prize in 2017. Her play Lysa and the Freeborn Dames debuted at La Boite Theatre in 2018 and is published by Playlab. She’s had the great joy of directing Michelle Law’s smash hit play Single Asian Female since 2017. Her latest novel, It’s Been A Pleasure, Noni Blake, a contemporary adult romance, was released in October 2020 by Text Publishing.
Maria Lewis in the author of the Who's Afraid? series, which is published worldwide and currently being adapted for television by Hoodlum Entertainment. Previously seen on nightly news program The Feed on SBS, her work as a journalist has also appeared in the New York Post, Empire Magazine, Penthouse, The Daily Mail and many more. She's the host and producer of the Eff Yeah Film & Feminism podcast.
Aimée Lindorff is an Australian cultural producer, arts reviewer, podcaster, and story editor. She is Festival Director of Gold Coast Film Festival, and has curated events and content for the likes of WildBear Entertainment, Supanova, Brisbane Libraries, if:book Australia, National Young Writers' Festival, and Queensland Writers Centre. She is one part of Lady Parts, a podcast about women’s roles in genre cinema, and one part of That’s So Meta - a new project exploring production design and fake art in film and television.