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Eileen Herbert-Goodall

Eileen Herbert-Goodall is an author, editor and writing coach based on the Sunshine Coast. She is a writer of short fiction and non-fiction articles and presents workshops on the craft of creative writing and editing at universities, schools, community learning centres, adult colleges and libraries. 

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Casey Ardron

Casey Ardron has been writing for over 25 years – and this year celebrates the launch of his first published full-length work – the young-adolescent book, Xavier Wintersbee and the Book of Virtues. It is a story that had its beginnings in the imagination of young author in the making – around 37 years ago.

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Angelika Heinrich and Kaeleen Hunter are Mettaphor - 100 percent independent original Australian artists freestyling live over home-grown beats with funky riffs and lyrical food for thought. Mettaphor are nu-jazz soul-infused groove, vocal, sax, guitar and chillbeatz.

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The Lyrical

With an infectious blend of roots, reggae and hip hop in tow, The Lyrical commands a strong stage presence as Karl Smith spits his politically charged and socially conscious expressions.

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Introduction to the Artists

Our exciting inaugural festival boasts a wealth of creative talent from around the world. This is the amazing line-up of international, national and regional writers, poets, singer-songwriters, performers, publishers, illustrators, photographers and journalists we have secured for our foundation festival.