Geoff arrived at GDS in 2010 after the long-serving Lisa Greenaway, from editorial roles at lit journals harvest and Voiceworks and at sports website The Roar. He has a spoken word background, including running performance night Wordplay for three years, managing its online audio archive and editing a Wordplay magazine. He’s a freelance writer and radio broadcaster for outlets including The Guardian, Wisden India and the ABC.
Katia joined GDS in 2012 and became deputy editor in 2013. She’s published in The Lifted Brow, Voiceworks, Wet Ink, Islet, Mary, The Suburban Review and Inpress, and has performed at festivals and events including The Brisbane Writers Festival, The Wheeler Centre’s Debut Mondays and Avid Reader Salons. Katia was a founding editor of Brisbane-born literary collective Stilts.
Alexandra joined GDS in early 2012, stepping up to the role of general manager in 2014. She has majors in cultural studies and creative writing and a diploma in Spanish. Alexandra works with Arena Theatre Company and has interned with NICA, The Substation and PlayWriting Australia. She participated in ATYP’s 2011 Fresh Ink National Studio and her work went on to be produced and published as part of The Voices Project – The One Sure Thing. She is currently undertaking a mentorship with Geelong playwright Ross Mueller through Courthouse Arts as part of ATYP’s Fresh Ink Mentoring. Alexandra also writes short fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction.
Megan left New Zealand late 2011 and jumped aboard the GDS ship soon after, taking on editorship of the website at the end of 2012. She has a background in English literature and journalism, studying in New Zealand, Scotland and the United States. She’s written for Al Jazeera, The Saturday Paper, The Big Issue, ArtsHub, The New Zealand Herald, Voiceworks and SPOOK. She has performed creative work at Splinters, Newstead Short Story Tattoo and for The Suburban Review.
Rhys joined GDS in 2013 after editorial stints at PAN and Verandah. He is an English and ESL teacher who focuses on game theory and the lexical approach of language learning, and a writer who has featured in The Victorian Writer and Crikey, and on ABC Radio. Much of his writing is aimed at children and young adults, but his short stories have won the Grace Marion Wilson prize and placed in other events. For the time being, Rhys lives in the country and enjoys shouting, “Hey, cow!” from his car window.
Simon joined in 2013, as a longtime reader and contributor. He worked on the editorial committee of Voiceworks and helped found Cottonmouth, a monthly zine and spoken word event based in Perth. He’s published in The Sleepers Almanac and harvest magazine, and has read at Wordplay and the Perth Writers Festival. He is working on a PhD in American literature at the University of Western Australia.