– Masquerade –

Tuesday, 6th March 2018
The Jade


Ben BrookerBen Brooker is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Review. Ben is a co-facilitator of Adelaide’s Quart Short literary reading salons and in 2016-17 was an inaugural Sydney Review of Books Emerging Critics Fellow.
Website: Twitter: @BenMBrooker


IMG_8139Taeghan Buggy is a writer, poet, and a performer currently finishing an Arts Degree at Flinders University. She writes for Tulpa Magazine and New Wave Audio Theatre, and is a regular speaker at the Speakeasy Creative Readings events. She was most recently in the Adelaide Summer Slam Finals. She tweets at @Tae_buggy

Kate LarsonKatie Keys is an Adelaide-based writer, arts manager and consultant. One of Australia’s best-known social media poets, Katie has written and tweeted a daily poem on Twitter or Instagram for nearly a decade. As a writer and poet in residence, her work has been published or commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne, the Australia Council for the Arts, Kill Your Darlings, Overland Journal, and anthologies, magazines and blogs in Australia, Singapore and the UK. You can find her on Twitter: and Instagram:

23843387_2030627287170123_2286880290554209811_nAmy T Matthews is an award winning novelist and a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Flinders University. She’s published short stories in collections including Best Australian Stories, co-edited three anthologies of short stories and poetry, and is the Chair of Writers SA. She also writes historical romance under the name Tess LeSue and her ‘Frontiers of the Heart’ Western series will be released with Penguin Random House USA in 2018. You can follow her Tess LeSue adventures at:

CJMcLean_headshotCJ McLean is a scriptwriter and reviewer. His work has appeared in InDaily, Buzzcuts, Rip It Up, Glam Adelaide, ABC Radio National, as well as at the Adelaide Fringe and with ATYP. In 2017, his play The River won the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Young Playwrights Award, and his short film won Best Film at the Adelaide 48-Hour Film Project. He is currently working on a screenplay for a short horror film and a new podcast adaptation of his 2015 Honours thesis. Website: