Arts Team

Sash Somerset-Beauverie

Editor

Email: sash.somersetbeauverie@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Qualifications:Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Public Relations) degree, Swinburne University of Technology.Bachelor of Business (Music Industry) degree, Victoria University.Certificate of Public Relations, Eventtrix.Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art & Visual Culture) degree, Curtin University and Open Universities Australia.

Margaret Gregory

Deputy-Editor

Email: margaret.gregory@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Margaret began writing at high school, and wrote on and off while working to attain a Master of Science degree. After working as an analytical chemist for ten years, participating in activities with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and raising a family, she moved on to study writing and editing, and achieve a Diploma in Library and Information services. She entered her first novel The Wild One in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award (2011) and received a highly commended, this award being for an unpublished novel of sustained quality. Now with her boys grown up, she has begun to rewrite her early novels. Editor in Chief and Science Editor for The Australia Times, she lives with her three men in Melbourne, Australia, in a house with a metal roof that is used as a runway by possums.

Suzan Calimli

Deputy-Editor

Email: suzan.calimli@theaustraliatimes.com.au

An all-rounder creative enthusiast, Suzan is a writer, editor, artist, and photographer. Previously graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree, she is now a student of RMIT University's School of Media and Communication, studying a master's degree in Writing and Publishing. Suzan is currently an editor at the student-led publishing house, the Bowen Street Press and is also an academic mentor at RMIT. In her spare time, Suzan writes for music website Wickedd Childd and has recently kickstarted her blog of short stories and prose at 37regentstreet.wordpress.com.

Spencer Adika

Contributor

Email: spencer.adika@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Author,Motivation For You,Poet,Simple Guy,Happy to be Alive,Human Rights Activist,With love I represent Kenya,Thank you / Ahsante.Say No To Racism.Strong believer of Social Justice. I have the ability to work out with different personalities so as to achieve good results in a perfect workforce.*I believe everyone has the opportunity to put whatever idea she/he has into reality.*I am passionate to working with with everyone so that I get exposed to different ideas.Ideas are worth millions if executed,you got to believe you are capable of something.*Life comes to life when you live it right.Its the little things that make you a unique brand from the rest.*I am very sure that exposure is a breakthrough to success. Successful people need others to prosper.The fact remains that if you are human you need one another. *This is an opportunity to interact with you and make the best of what we have in mind.*Although am ART based that doesn't mean am not a professional in other Fields.*Definitely committed to inspire and motivate people globally.*Feel free to contact me so that we can engineer a change to the next generation, that is,leaving a legacy."Creativity is expressing out your real you."-Spencer Adika

Kathy Figueroa

Contributor

Email: kathy.figueroa@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Kathy Figueroa likes to create the old-fashioned style of poetry that tells a story and was popular in another era, when the recitation of poems served to entertain audiences at social gatherings, particularly during the pioneer days. In a continuation of this tradition, Kathy also gives poetry readings in and around the Bancroft area. Since 2012, her work has appeared in ten self-published chapbooks, dozens of anthologies, over one hundred editions of “The Bancroft Times” and “Bancroft This Week newspapers,” and her four books: “Paudash Poems,” “Flowertopia,” “The Cathedral of the Eternal Blue Sky,” and “The Ballad of the PoeTrain Poeteer: Winnipeg to Vancouver.” A fifth collection is slated to be published in 2016. Numerous international blogs and websites also contain her work. Born in a mountainous region of southern British Columbia, Kathy Figueroa resides in a rugged rural area near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

Harrison Johnstone

Contributor

Email: harrison.johnstone@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Harrison is an undergraduate journalism and science student at Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria. A country boy at heart, growing up 105 kilometres South-East of Melbourne, he is striving towards a faster-paced life in the urban media space. Harrison contributes to Esperanto Magazine, Hijacked and SYN Media as well as writing sport for two Gippsland based newspapers. You can usually find him glued to the latest clothing trends on Instagram or busting out his Penny board for a quick cruise down the street.

Eugen Bacon

Contributor

Email: eugen.bacon@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Eugen M. Bacon studied at Maritime Campus, less than two minutes walk from The Royal Observatory of the Greenwich Meridian. A computer graduate mentally re-engineered into creative writing, Eugen has a PhD in writing. She has published over 100 short stories and creative articles, and has in work a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her short stories are published in journals, magazines & anthologies worldwide. Eugen is editor of MELBOURNE Magazine and sub-editor of FICTION Magazine at The Australia Times.

Jess McMillan

Contributor

Email: jess.mcmillan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Jessica "Jess" McMillan is a creative consultant, writer and photographer born and raised in Brisbane.After graduating Griffith University with a BA of Languages and Linguistics majoring in Japanese, Jess moved to Kyoto with the JET Programme, teaching English at the junior high level. It was there that Jess began her website, Jessica Mary Rose, and taught herself how to use an SLR camera. Her work and ethic has received high praise. Now back in Australia, Jess works as a creative consultant on image branding, photoshoots and creative writing.In her spare time Jess loves to read, box at the gym and spend too much time online shopping.

Shloka Malladi

Contributor

Email: shloka.malladi@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Human Resources Manager at The Australia Times.

My Tran

Contributor

Email: my.tran@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am kind of creative person and I love digital art very much.Illustrator and Photography are some of the topics that I can spendmost of my time to work on and learn as I go. Living in Melbourneis a bonus because I have great chance to explore the beautifullandscapes of South Yarra, Toorak ,Kew ...and so on.As a contributor, I hope that I can give readers some great timesto enjoy stunning photographs and illustrations. Thanks for thisopportunity.

Fatima Jabeen

Contributor

Email: fatima.jabeen@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I am a creative person. My interests are in painting, writing, food and community services.

Munia Khan

Contributor

Email: munia.khan@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Munia Khan was born on a spring night of 15th March in the year 1981. Her poetry is the reflection of her own life experience. She is the author of two poetry collections — Beyond the Vernal Mind, published in 2012 and To Evince the Blue, published in 2014 by Xlibris Corporation, USA. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies. Her works have been translated into various languages: Japanese, Romanian, Urdu, Spanish, Bengali, Irish, and Italian. She is a member in The Poetry Society,UK and also one of the founding members of Poets & Artists For A Different World Movement. She is also an editorial member in the literary journal Ashvamegh.

Debasish Parashar

Contributor

Email: debasish.parashar@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Debasish Parashar is a public policy,governance and art & culture enthusiast,singer/songwriter,lyricist,multilingual poet and social journalist based in New Delhi,India. He is an Assistant Professor of English literature at the University of Delhi. He has sung for 'In Search of God' and 'Raag'.His write-up on Majuli has been listed amongst top 100 online #worldheritagesites stories globally in May 2016 by Agilience Authority Index.His literary works have been (or will be) featured in prestigious international Journals/Reviews/Zines like Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Scarlet Leaf Review, Enclave/Entropy, Five2One, Expound, Asian Signature,Gazetta National(Albania), Spillwords, Visual Verse,Tuck Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Muse India, Indian Periodical, The Poet Community, Swarajya, Youthkiawaaz, Duane's PoeTree, Thumb Print Magazine, Sadda haq, Assam Tribune and many more.His works are included in three international anthologies namely 'Apple Fruits of an Old Oak'(New York), 'Where I Come From'(New York), and 'Dandelion in a Vase of Roses' (U.S.A). Visit https://debasishparashar.wordpress.com. Follow MrDevParashar@twitter

Samuel Borgert

Contributor

Email: samuel.borgert@theaustraliatimes.com.au

1/2 Hit105 Radio show,1/3 YouTube group,1 full time Journalism student,A pinch of child care work,1 cup of flour,Mix together & bake for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.

Shawn Chang

Contributor

Email: shawn.chang@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Shawn Chang is a 16-year-old writer based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. His works have been published in The Literary Hatchet issues #14, #15, and #16; Shot Glass Journal issue #19; Black Candy: A Halloween Anthology of Horror; Ygdrasil: October 2016 issue; Poetry Quarterly #27; Under the Bed Vol. 05 No. 02; and The Australia Times Poetry Magazine 422 and 424. He may be reached @sad_cypr3ss.

Dom Chahine

Contributor

Email: dom.chahine@theaustraliatimes.com.au

I manage multi-million dollar construction projects by day, with a thriving passion for photography by night! Whether it's catching sunsets in all corners of the globe or capturing a new born's first smile, photography has provided endless opportunities and experiences.

Danielle Carr

Contributor

Email: danielle.carr@theaustraliatimes.com.au

Bachelor of Arts Film and Theatre, Deakin University, Rusden, 1994. Master of Arts Writing and Literature, Deakin University, 2013. Graduate Certificate, Tesol, 2013. Studying Graduate Diploma, Counselling, and Phd preparation, Swinburne University.Published poet, Southerly, national Australian journal.Books written by D.S, Danielle Shelley Carr include Blood for St Valentine, Raiders of the Headland and other stories, Blom-A Woman's Journey, and Ellipse, a collection of her poetry, also translated into Swedish and becoming available in Stockholm Public Library.Completed thesis, Psychological Reflections on Post-Modernist Gothic Literature available at Deakin University library.Danielle has worked as an English as second language teacher at Deakin University.