Originally from Chicago (birthplace of slams), Miles is a writer, performer, facilitator and event coordinator who combines poetry with theatre, experimental audio, hip-hop beats, stand-up and, occasionally, political confrontation. Miles introduced poetry slams to Australia, co-wrote and co-directed Slamming for the Sydney Festival and performed with UK DJ Billy Bizniz at the Sydney Opera House. Internationally, Merrill has performed in Krakow’s Audio Art Festival, and writers festivals in Bali, Beijing, Vancouver and Calgary. He’s the ideas and meetings person.
Emily Scott is a writer and arts enthusiast from Albury, NSW. Emily is the organisational admin whizz behind the Word Travels operation.
Sarah Fallon is a writer and storyteller of the non-speaking variety. Her short stories and articles have been published in Overland, Writing Queensland and SQ Mag, among other places. She is passionate about literature and the arts in all its forms.