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.
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.
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.
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.
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.