CEO and State Librarian of the State Library of Western Australia, Margaret’s career has spanned public, special and State libraries.
Working as a criminal lawyer for well over 20 years Linda is now a Director of Murray Chambers.
Guardian Australia's Melbourne Bureau Chief, Melissa is currently writing a book on the trial of Cardinal George Pell.
Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and Head of the Sydney Initiative for Truth (SIFT).
Working as a freelance facilitator Meri enjoys the mental acrobatics of talking with bright, creative and articulate people.
A community artist, Steven is Project Coordinator for the Community Arts Network and is currently a Battye Fellow at the State Library of WA.
Kelly is a Perth-based writer and curator who writes fiction and art criticism.
Former Premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006, he is Chair of the Australia Awards Board and Member of the International Education Advisory Council.
An academic, ARC Future Fellow and insatiable reader, Rebecca’s research sits at the intersection of law and literary culture.
A bestselling Australian children’s author, Moriss’ books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humourous and unexpected ways.
Former producer for the ABC, he currently lectures in Broadcast journalism at Curtin University and is the presenter for Just Not Cricket on ABC Radio.
A Board Member of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and is Chair of their Scientific Advisory Committee.
Carol is a cultural advocate working in government: a mentor, consultant, Board Director and project manager.
An emerging multilingual writer, Rafeif has won numerous awards and is published by Margaret River Press, Black inc publishing, Fremantle Press, Mascara Literary Review, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and Djed Press.
Presenter of Ten Eyewitness News Perth for ten years.
James is currently the Director Community Engagement and Strategy at the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) and is the Vice Chair of the Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD).
He’s the man with the answers when it comes to Science and Technology.
A writer and editor who’s work has been widely published. Her first book, Eggshell Skull has won numerous awards.
An emerging multidisciplinary artist and community arts facilitator and is currently a Creative Fellow at the State Library of WA.
Working in arts governance, advisory and logistics, she is currently the Executive Director of Chamber of Arts & Culture WA.
A teacher of linguistics at UWA and ECU, and a presenter of the popular weekly radio show Talk the Talk, on RTRFM 92.1.
A Family and Domestic Violence Advocate born in Parjok, a small town in South Sudan.
Gillian O’ Shaughnessy ABC Radio Perth and you can hear her weekdays presenting Afternoons.
A tech policy scholar, lawyer and writer, Julia wrestles with questions of power in the digital economy, regularly finding herself in the cross-hairs of the world's biggest companies.
Juilet has a long career in publishing as is currently CEO of the ASA
A Walkley Award-winning journalist and author, she presents ABC’s national flagship current affairs program 7.30 nightly.
Author of interactive digital novel/app The Ark, US bestseller Whisky Charlie Foxtrot, & A New Map of the Universe.
Working as a political reporter for more than a decade, Jessica is now the presenter of ABC Perth’s Focus program.
A Kenyan-born writer, performer and media graduate with a passionate interest in diverse forms of storytelling.
A proud Njamal woman and is a recognised world leader in Aboriginal mental health, cultural competency and suicide prevention.