Bianca Martin (she/her) is a zinemaker, musician, and independent researcher currently based in Toowoomba, Australia. She is the creator of Rut Zine, a free weekly perzine which has been in circulation since 2016. Her research areas focus on community building through life writing and DIY publishing.
Based in Toowoomba, Alex has over a decade of experience in creative industries including practicing as an artist, founding and managing artist run spaces (Attic Art Space, made. Creative Space), events & festival programming (Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, LIT Festival: Stories in Light), community engagement (Toowoomba Regional Council, Grand Central Shopping Centre, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre).
While merging her love of the arts and business together she founded Tinker as creative studio offering art workshops and programming through in-house, event & pop-up partnerships and online content.
Alex’s art practice plays with the idea of user experience and personal identity, creating layered automatic imagery which captures a reflection of moments in time. Heavily inspired by flora, fauna and pattern her works are fun and playful. Working primarily in acrylic, watercolour and line work.
Dr Nike Sulway is a novelist, short story writer, researcher and teacher who works across speculative and literary fiction. Her short fiction and poetry have been published widely in a range of journals and anthologies. Her novels, particularly Rupetta, have been shortlisted for and won a range of awares including The Queensland Premier’s Litarary Award Nike currently co-ordinates the creative writing undergraduate and postgraduate offering at the Unversity of Southern Queensland (USQ).
Katrina is founder of The RUGBY Mindset® and The Agile Mindset Institute™ and creator of RUGBY Quality Review®.
With International Front-Line Experience in Project Administration and Complex Quality-Driven Systems, Katrina is passionate about disrupting the status quo – the mindless acceptance that Quality Systems must be complex and counter-productive.
Bev Ryan is an experienced book production manager and an Author Accelerator certified non-fiction book coach. Bev provides the book planning, production & publishing expertise sought by enterprising women (and men) who wish to become independent publishers of their own quality non-fiction books. These include expert authority books, how-to books, and memoir with a message.
Bev has been working in the book field since 2009, after self-publishing her own national magazines for 6 years prior to that.
Craig Lincoln is a poet who enjoys the challenge of writing in many forms of poetry.
He is the author of two poetry collections: A Minds eye View Come Talk With Me, and Dance Macabre.
His poems have been featured in writing magazines such as The Curious Record, Scope Magazine, Readers Carnival and on various poetry sites he is a member of.
He has also featured in poetry anthology collections such as Change of Scenery, They Shall Not Grow Old, Northern Lights and Brio.
He has had his haiku (his particular passion) published in 3 editions of the Yamadera Basho Memorial Haiku collections.
Craig’s poems, essays and articles are available on various poetry websites and on his poetry website craiglincolnpoetry.net.