Frankie thought she wanted to write great theatrical works but it turns out variety is the spice of life. Since completing her Master of Arts in Creative Writing (Script Writing) at Victoria’s IIML, Frankie has written plays, short films, stories, instruction manuals, articles, essays and some very bad poetry. Highlights include Together We Make a Nation (an interactive doco about former refugee women) and These are a Few of my Favourite Sings (a play-with-songs/love-letter-to-Julie-Andrews that she forced her sister to perform). Frankie is a staff writer for Capital and Art Zone magazines.
Antonia is a short story writer from Wellington. She has a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. Her work has featured in Turbine, Sport and Landfall. Antonia writes about women and sometimes about mistakes. Wellington often sneaks its way into her stories.
Anthony Lapwood is a fiction writer based in Wellington. He has a Master of Arts degree from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. His work has featured in Turbine and Sport and on Radio NZ. You can find him on Twitter: @antzlapwood
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Anna is a writer, poet, journalist and co-editor of hard press and matters arts journal. She lives between Los Angeles and Aotearoa and graduated in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters, where she wrote a collection of essays. She has written for RNZ, Turbine, Brief, Artspace, VICE and various other national and US-based publications and outlets.
Rajorshi Chakraborti is the author of five novels and a collection of short fiction, including, most recently, The Man Who Would Not See, which has been longlisted in the fiction section of the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, 2019. Raj was born in India and now lives in Wellington. His new novel, Let There Be Heroes, will appear early next year. You can find out more about Raj's work at his website www.rajorshichakraborti.com
Mia Gaudin is a writer, lawyer and arts advocate. She was the Winston Churchill McNeish Writers’ Fellow in 2018 and has a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her work has been published by Radio NZ, Turbine, Hue & Cry, Mimicry, and The Pantograph Punch. She’s currently working on a novel and a travel memoir. Check out her semi-public life on instagram @am_i_mia