Greek Writers Festival
Santo Cazzati is a spoken word artist. The son of Italian immigrants to Australia, he emerged from p
Fotis at the Festival: Sat 7 Jun | Gary Foley and Fotis Kapetopoulos in conversation
Thanasis at the Festival: Sat 8 Jun | Book Launch: Tom Petsinis’ Steles / Dimitris Troaditis Λ
Alex is a Canadian-Australian writer who has published fiction, poetry, reviews, and essays both onl
Alex Skovron was born in Poland in 1948, lived briefly in Israel, and came to Australia aged nine. H
Dimitri Troaditis is working in the Greek-Australian media. He is been extensively pub-lished in Gre
Sista Zai Zanda is a storyteller, educator and radio producer. She hosts and curates the Pan Afrikan
Ouyang Yu is a Chinese-Australian translator, academic and writer. His books include, New and Select
Chi Vu is an award-winning writer and director whose works span genres such as the postcolonial goth
Lucy Van writes about poetry and photography. She is a Melbourne Research Fellow at the School of Cu
Maria Tumarkin is a writer, reviewer and essayist. She holds a PhD in cultural history and teaches c
Nick Tsiavos is a bassist and composer whose work operates at the intersections of a number of cultu
Ling Toong’s poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Dash Literary Journal, the Quarterl
Benjamin Theolonious Sanders (IQ) Is an expat American poet and former slam champion, educator, publ
Krishnamurthy Prasad is an Indian-born spoken word artist and performer whose work is based on decon
Hoa Pham is the award-winning author of seven books and a play so far. Her first adult novel Vixen (
Tom Petsinis has published seven collections of poetry, including Four Quarters, which won the Wesle
Jim Pavlidis is an artist who has worked for The Age newspaper for over 25 years. He has held 20 sol
П. O.  is a Greek-Australian, working class, anarchist poet. His work ranges from ‘conceptual&
Helen Nikas is an academic and the publisher at Owl Publishing, an independent house that publishes
George Mouratidis is a Greek-born poet, translator and researcher. He has taught cultural studies at
Stavros Messinis is a multi award-winning journalist, photographer and poet. He studied journalism,
George Megalogenis is a journalist, political commentator and author. His books include, The Longest
Kent MacCarter is a writer and editor in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He’s the author o
Tes Lyssiotis is a playwright and theatre director. Lyssiotis has worked as a secondary school drama
Bella Li is the author of Argosy, which won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry a
Hung Le, the world’s first, best and tallest Vietnamese comic guarantees to spin your mind, dazzle y
One of Australia’s most adventurous sopranos, Deborah Kayser’s music practices span the
George Kouvaros is Professor of Film Studies in the School of the Arts and Media. Located at the int
Personally, Will Kostakis is ready to catch a ball two seconds after it’s hit him in the face. Profe
Maria Katsonis is the author of The Good Greek Girl. She is also a weight lifter and a mental-health
Vrasidas Karalis is Sir Nicholas Laurantus Professor and Chair of Department for Modern Greek at the
Dean Kalimniou is a Melbourne-born poet who writes his poetry in the Greek language while also being
Dmetri Kakmi is a writer and editor. The fictionalised memoir Mother Land was shortlisted for the NS
Hariklia Heristanidis is a Melbourne-born writer. Her novella and short story collection, All Window
Tina Giannoukos has published two collections of poetry. Her second collection, Bull Days, was short
Gary Edward Foley is an Australian Aboriginal Gumbainggir activist, academic, writer and actor. He i
Dr. Christos Fifis teaches Greek Studies in the School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe
John Englezos is a freelance photographer, a spoken word poet and Melbourne’s 2015 Poetry Slam Champ
Dr Konstandina Dounis is an academic, author and literary translator. She conducted seminars on Gree
Andrea Demetriou is a poet, music performer, journalist and political activist. She was born in Cypr
Dylan is a Kokatha (Gugada) Aboriginal/Greek woman from the far west coast of South Australia. She i
Anna Chatzinikolaou has been teaching Greek at tertiary level (mainly at the University of Melbourne
Lella Cariddi is a writer, researcher, curator, installation artist, and Community Cultural Developm
Effie Carr is a Sydney lawyer and author. Her first book Stamatia X was published to acclaim in 2018
Michelle Cahill is an Australian writer of Indian origin. Her short stories, Letter to Pessoa won th
Tony Birch is the acclaimed author of Ghost River, Shadowboxing and Blood. He is a frequent contribu
Dina Amanatides (OAM) is the doyenne of “first generation” Greek Australian literature.
Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement