Tamryn is a poet and artist. Her collection phosphene is published by Rabbit Poet Series. A second collection, icaros, is forthcoming with Vagabond Press. She is the editor of Lîneas en tierra / Lines in land a bilingual collection of Mexican poems published by Australian Poetry. Tamryn's poetic projects have been exhibited and published widely in Australia and internationally. She is a recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship and Australia Council Professional Development Grant. Tamryn has a PhD from the University of New South Wales where she also taught Creative Writing.
General Manager & Development
Kate Wilson has extensive NFP sector experience spanning partnerships, grantmaking, business development, and project management. Her professional background includes managing nation-wide philanthropic funding programs, supporting grant seeking organisations, and nurturing individual giving, community and corporate fundraising programs, as well as organisational systems change. She is passionate about driving awareness of and support for programs and projects that improve health and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and communities and works to foster innovative partnerships, cross-sector stakeholder engagement and collaboration.
Senior Project Manager
Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Te Rarawa) is a poet, editor, weaver, festival director and cultural producer. In 2019 she co-edited Solid Air, Australia and New Zealand Spoken Word anthology. She has edited Tony Birch’s forthcoming poetry collection Whisper Songs. Between 2015-2017 she was co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her poems and essays have appeared in Cordite, Te Whē Journal, Australian Poetry, Sport, Rabbit and Ora Nui amongst others.
Senior Project Manager
David Stavanger is a poet, performer, cultural producer and lapsed psychologist. In 2013 he won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, resulting in the release of The Special (UQP), his first full-length collection of poetry which was awarded the 2015 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize. His prose-poem ‘The Electric Journal’ was a 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize finalist and forms the spine of his next Australia Council funded collection CASE NOTES. David was Co-Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival (2015-17) and is the Co-Editor of Verity La’s SLOT MACHINE, Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 SPOKEN, and SOLID AIR: Collected Australian & New Zealand Spoken Word (UQP, 2019.) He is also sometimes known as Green Room-nominated spoken weird artist Ghostboy. These days he lives between the stage and the page.
First Nations Project Manager
Lyndsay Urqhuart is a Koori Munkata Yuin woman growing up in the Dharawal community of western Sydney. Passionate about remembering and sharing her cultures with her family and as a teacher of Indigenous arts, Lyndsay is a public education guide. As a practising Indigenous oral historian, Lyndsay works as a documentary filmmaker as a way of preserving and sharing important information and perspectives. Lyndsay works as a curator and as a multidisciplinary artist in the area of communications, so as to share and help educate communities about the world’s oldest continuing cultures.
Lorin is a spoken word poet, organiser and teaching artist from Thirroul, who co-founded the Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong and specialises in poetic programming and events. She has featured at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Albuquerque, NM, toured the USA poetry slam circuit and self-published an EP called Poems. In 2017, Lorin featured at Canberra’s Noted Festival, hosted The Rumble Youth Slam at Sydney Writers’ Festival and was a workshop facilitator and panelist for The Stella Prize’s Girls Write Up program in Canberra, Sydney and Wodonga.Read more
Marketing and Communications Manager
Amelia Theodorakis is a writer and digital communications specialist from Melbourne. She completed an Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT in 2015. Her poems have appeared in Meanjin, Australian Poetry Journal and Cordite, among others. Her poem ‘Watching for Bats Without You’ was Highly Commended in the WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia. Her feature articles have been published in The Saturday Paper, Meanjin Quarterly and online for YourLifeChoices, among others.
Sage Wolf was born in Wollongong and raised in Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Growing up, he developed a love for art and design which led him to study Graphic Design in 2018.
In 2020, he found a new interest in coding and IT which led him to work with Red Room Poetry in 2021 as an employee for project and website administration.