Santo Cazzati

Santo Cazzati is a spoken word artist. The son of Italian immigrants to Australia, he emerged from past lives as a classical concert pianist and avant-garde jazz musician to teach at an elite Melbourne private school which must remain anonymous in order to protect those concerned. He
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Fotis Kapetopoulos

Fotis at the Festival: Sat 7 Jun | Gary Foley and Fotis Kapetopoulos in conversation
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Thanasis Spilias

Thanasis at the Festival: Sat 8 Jun | Book Launch: Tom Petsinis’ Steles / Dimitris Troaditis Λοξές Ματιές
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Alex Kostas

Alex is a Canadian-Australian writer who has published fiction, poetry, reviews, and essays both online and in print. He is studying a Law/Arts double bachelor at Monash University and works part-time as a swimming instructor.   Alex at the Festival: Sun 2 Jun | Barricades and Ba
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Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron was born in Poland in 1948, lived briefly in Israel, and came to Australia aged nine. He is the author of five poetry col-lections, most recently Autographs (2008), and a prose novella, The Poet (2005). Awards for his poetry include the Wesley Michel Wright Prize, John Sh
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Dimitris Troaditis

Dimitri Troaditis is working in the Greek-Australian media. He is been extensively pub-lished in Greece and in Australia in numerous literary journals, websites, blogs and an-thologies and has published six poetry collections so far. He was organising poetry read-ings in Melbourne for
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Sista Zai Zanda

Sista Zai Zanda is a storyteller, educator and radio producer. She hosts and curates the Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe, – an Afro-Literary matinée of beats, performance and poetry by African and First Nations poets, singers, emcees, writers and actors. Since 2015, Zai has spoiled audiences i
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Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu is a Chinese-Australian translator, academic and writer. His books include, New and Selected Poems, Diary of a Naked Official and On the Smell of an Oily Rag: Speaking English, Thinking Chinese and Living Australian. www.otherlandpublishing.com   Ouyang at the Festival:
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Chi Vu

Chi Vu is an award-winning writer and director whose works span genres such as the postcolonial gothic, magic-realism and comedy. Her works include  ‘Coloured Aliens’, ‘The Dead Twin’, ‘A Story of Soil’, and ‘Vietnam: a Psychic Guide’. Chi’s novella ‘Angu
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