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Big Sky 2023 Presenters

Don is a retired Manager from Telstra, ex City of Canning Councillor,an amateur historian, researcher and marathon cyclist.


Lorraine Chapman is a primary school teacher who loves teaching creative writing to 6 year olds, 96 years old and anyone in between. She also loves being the president of Geraldton’s own writing group, Writers of the Coral Coast and is obsessed with her three sausage dogs and writing stories about them.


Ashley Ronning is a Naarm/Melbourne-based illustrator and artist. She can usually be found in her studio drawing, risograph printing or working on her next zine. When her pens are down she’s playing pinball, going to gigs or having a tinnie in the sunshine.


Rosie Sitorus is a linguist, writer and musician based in Geraldton, WA. Her professional and personal creative practice focuses on sharing knowledge and experiences through storytelling and is always looking for new and engaging ways to do this.


Malcolm worked most of his life in the Media in five states of Australia with News Corp, Independent Newspapers QLD, Community Newspapers WA and Geraldton Newspapers/Great Northern Broadcasters. He is a former president of the Country Press Association of Australia (inc) and former chair of the Governing Council of Tafe, Geraldton.


Dr Amy Spiers is an artist, writer and researcher living and working on the unceded Country of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples in Narrm (Melbourne, Australia). Amy is currently a Vice Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT School of Art where she is engaged in research that explores the capacities of public and socially engaged art to critique and positively transform society.


Grant lives in Geraldton and is studying for a Masters in Fine Arts – Writing, through Lindenwood University in the United States.  Not surprisingly his interests are reading and writing.  Many books read, no books published.  Other interests include walking, football (all codes) and motor cycle and sidecar racing.

Big Sky 2023 Lit Quiz Team

Formerly a journalist, Jackie spent time on the international speaker circuit, as well as working in community engagement. She is a visual artist who's passionate about supporting arts in the Midwest.


English born Brian is best known for his solo show "An Incompetent Life," performed at Perth Fringe, as well as his comedic skills and quick wit.

A performing arts guru, Kath has done it all, including directing musical theatre, improv and stand up comedy. Kath wrote and performed in the sellout Perth Fringe Caberet sensation "What My Mother Told Me."



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