Staff

  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.

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.

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.

  Rosie Di Wu - Graphic Design & Illustration Intern   Rosie Di Wu is a Graphic Design and Illustration student from Enmore Design Centre. She likes making zines, going to live music events and drawing musicians.

Rosie Di Wu - Graphic Design & Illustration Intern

Rosie Di Wu is a Graphic Design and Illustration student from Enmore Design Centre. She likes making zines, going to live music events and drawing musicians.

  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.

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.