Miles Merrill - Creative Director
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 - Arts Administrator
Emily Scott is a writer and arts enthusiast from Albury, NSW. Emily is the organisational admin whizz behind the Word Travels operation.
Elliot Cameron - Program & Education Officer
John Valatos - Graphic Design Intern
John Valatos is a Graphic Design graduate from Shillington College Sydney. He likes the conceptual part of the design process and producing clean, simple designs, enjoys playing soccer and listening to lots of different music from Jazz to Rock and loves a good coffee.