Bambo Soyinka is an award-winning creative producer and the Head of Creative Writing at Bath Spa, where she leads a diverse team of multi-award winning writers that includes Fay Weldon, Nathan Filer, Naomi Alderman, Kate Pullinger, Maggie Gee and Philip Hensher. She is the Executive Producer and Director of Paper Nations, an ambitious three-year project bringing together 100 schools and a thriving community of arts organisations and creative writers across the region.

Paul Hetherington is Professor of Writing in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, head of the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) there and a founding editor of the journal Axon: Creative Explorations. He has published 11 collections of poetry, along with five chapbooks. He won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (Poetry) and was shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize and commended in the 2016 Newcastle Poetry Prize.