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.

  Bec Fortune - Producer Story-Fest '18   Bec Fortune is an Arts Manager dedicated to delivering artistic visions with integrity, purity, love and respect. Bec brings experience in large scale festival and events to her producer role for Story-Fest '18, and can not wait to share this special weekend in October (19-21st) with you all.

Bec Fortune - Producer Story-Fest '18

Bec Fortune is an Arts Manager dedicated to delivering artistic visions with integrity, purity, love and respect. Bec brings experience in large scale festival and events to her producer role for Story-Fest '18, and can not wait to share this special weekend in October (19-21st) with you all.

  Mariam Adra - Graphic Design Intern   Mariam Adra is one of our interns, who is a Graphic Design student from Billy Blue College of Design. She likes working on print projects, is passionate about conceptual photography and enjoys a good chai latte.

Mariam Adra - Graphic Design Intern

Mariam Adra is one of our interns, who is a Graphic Design student from Billy Blue College of Design. She likes working on print projects, is passionate about conceptual photography and enjoys a good chai latte.

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

  Annidette Puni - Communication and Creative Writing Intern   Annidette Puni is one of our interns, who is a Communication student (Creative Writing) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is a Screenwriting graduate from AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), who enjoys the art of storytelling.

Annidette Puni - Communication and Creative Writing Intern

Annidette Puni is one of our interns, who is a Communication student (Creative Writing) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She is a Screenwriting graduate from AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), who enjoys the art of storytelling.