Helen Nikas

Helen Nikas is an academic and the publisher at Owl Publishing, an independent house that publishes literary works by Greek-Australian writers.   Helen at the Festival: Sun 2 Jun | Publishing from the Margins to the Mainstream
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George Mouratidis

George Mouratidis is a Greek-born poet, translator and researcher. He has taught cultural studies at RMIT University and American literature at The University of Melbourne, where he co-founded the Living Poetry Sessions with writer-poet Lucy Van and is completing his doctorate on the
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Stavros Messinis

Stavros Messinis is a multi award-winning journalist, photographer and poet. He studied journalism, photography, literature and art in Greece and Australia, and worked as a journalist and editor for various newspapers, magazines, as well as radio. He has published five collections of
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George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is a journalist, political commentator and author. His books include, The Longest Decade, The Australian Moment and The Football Solution.   George at the Festival: Sun 2 | The Siren Call of Football
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Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is a writer and editor in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He’s the author of three poetry collections – In the Hungry Middle of Here (209), Sputnik’s Cousin (2014) and California Sweet (2018). He is also editor of Joyful Strains: Making Australia Home (2
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Tes Lyssiotis

Tes Lyssiotis is a playwright and theatre director. Lyssiotis has worked as a secondary school drama and history teacher, and served as the drama consultant for the Knox Region, as well as on the boards of La Mama Theatre and the Drama Panel for the Victorian Ministry of the Arts. All
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Bella Li

Bella Li is the author of Argosy, which won the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and the 2018 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her second book, Lost Lake, was shortlisted for the 2018 QLD Literary Award for Poetry.   Bella at the Festival: Sat 1 Jun | Th
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Hung Le

Hung Le, the world’s first, best and tallest Vietnamese comic guarantees to spin your mind, dazzle your imagination. His movies include, Wog Boy, Fat Pizza and Sensitive New Age Killer. His books include the children’s book  Barry Noodles and Dakillerbs and the memoir The Crappiest Re
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Deborah Kayser

One of Australia’s most adventurous sopranos, Deborah Kayser’s music practices span the centuries from Ancient Chant, the Baroque, to Contemporary explorations in written and improvised music. As a long term member of Elision, Kayser has been at the cutting edge of New Mus
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George Kouvaros

George Kouvaros is Professor of Film Studies in the School of the Arts and Media. Located at the intersection of film and media studies, Professor Kouvaros’ most recent body of work deals with the relationship between photographic media and migration. The findings drawn from this work
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