Ria Hiroki creates work where fat, brown, queer wahine are actively re-centering, re-imagining and re-indigneising representations of themselves and their bodies. Her celebrated collaboration, Reclamation, was the second project in the Basement’s inaugural New Vision programme. For her, she saw […]
Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Growing up a massive Kylie Minogue and North Queensland Cowboys fan, Gary was always writing […]
Marolyn Krasner was born in downtown Los Angeles in 1974. Her queer focused stories are strategically crafted to make you laugh, or not. Marolyn lives in the Manawatu with her wife Ruth, two children and a small dog.
Isabelle McNeur has been published in journals such as Starling, NZ Poetry Yearbook, Flash Frontier, Wizards in Space and Headland. In 2020 she completed a Masters of Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters.
Joy Holley lives in Wellington and has recently completed her Masters in fiction at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her writing has been published in Starling, Sport, Stasis and other journals.
Elyssia Wilson-Heti is an interdisciplinary artist, activist and member of FAFSWAG. She is of mixed Niuean and European heritage. Elyssia is producer for the FAFSWAG Arts Collective, having produced live performances, community events, arts panels and activations over the past […]
M. Darusha Wehm is the Nebula Award-nominated and Sir Julius Vogel Award-winning author of the interactive fiction game The Martian Job and the science fiction novels Beautiful Red, Children of Arkadia, The Voyage of the White Cloudand the Andersson Dexter cyberpunk detective series. Their mainstream books include […]
Ian Watt is a retired publisher and editor. Born in New Zealand, he worked for several years in the UK before returning home to publish groundbreaking gay fiction by Peter Wells, Witi Ihimaera and Robert Leek in the 1990s. He […]
Ramon Te Wake (Te Rarawa) is a Webfest NZ nominated director and producer (2018, 2019) for Attitude’s Glimpse and Crips in Cars. She is one of the first trans women to present, direct and produce content in Aotearoa. With more than 17 years […]