Konstandina Dounis

Dr Konstandina Dounis is an academic, author and literary translator. She conducted seminars on Greek-Australian Literature and Culture over a number of years at RMIT, during which time she also convened a series of conferences on aspects of Greek-Australian literature and identity. S
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Andrea Demetriou

Andrea Demetriou is a poet, music performer, journalist and political activist. She was born in Cyprus raised in Melbourne and currently lives in Greece. Her first poetry-photography book,  The Mountains Couldn’t Walk Away was introduced and edited  by major Greek poet Nanos Val
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Dylan Coleman

Dylan is a Kokatha (Gugada) Aboriginal/Greek woman from the far west coast of South Australia. She is a Lecturer in Yaitya Purruna, the Indigenous Health Unit at the University of Adelaide and teaches Indigenous Health to medical, dentistry and health science students. In 2011, Dylan
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Anna Chatzinikolaou

Anna Chatzinikolaou has been teaching Greek at tertiary level (mainly at the University of Melbourne) for over twenty five years. She has been researching, publishing and developing innovative teaching material on Greek Language & Culture for over thirty five years. She is an Asso
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Lella Carridi

Lella Cariddi is a writer, researcher, curator, installation artist, and Community Cultural Development Practitioner, working for the advancement of Cross-cultural Literatures & the Arts. At Multicultural Arts Victoria, Lella drives the pioneering project titled, “What Happened at
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Effie Carr

Effie Carr is a Sydney lawyer and author. Her first book Stamatia X was published to acclaim in 2018.   Effie at the Festival: Sat 1 Jun | The Art of Fiction Sat 1 Jun | Forked Tongues: Bilingual Reading II  
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Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill is an Australian writer of Indian origin. Her short stories, Letter to Pessoa won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing and was shortlisted in the Steele Rudd Queensland Literary Awards. Her honours include the Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize a
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Tony Birch

Tony Birch is the acclaimed author of Ghost River, Shadowboxing and Blood. He is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio and a regular guest at writers’ festivals.   Tony at the Festival: Fri 7 Jun | New Country / First Nation
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Dina Amanatides

Dina Amanatides (OAM) is the doyenne of “first generation” Greek Australian literature. She was born in the township of Meligalas in Southern Greece and migrated to Australia in 1958. She has published prolifically in the Greek language since the 1970s, her body of work sp
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Michael Mohammed Ahmad

Dr Michael Mohammed Ahmad is the founder and director of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement. He is the multi-awarding winning author of The Tribe (Giramondo 2014) and The Lebs (Hachette 2018).   Michael at the Festival: Sat 1 Jun | The Art of Fiction Sat 1 Jun | (Re)writ
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