Elanna Herbert is a poet and short story writer. Born and raised in Canberra, she now lives in rural New South Wales. Her recent work appears in Not Very Quiet5, fourW thirty where she is shortlisted for the Booranga poetry prize, Grieve 7,Meniscus 6.2, Australian Poetry Anthology 6, and Westerly online special 2, among others. She was awarded a Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre residential fellowship in 2019 and was runner up, Queensland Poetry Festival Emerging Older Poets Mentorship 2018. Her collection of short stories is Frieda & the Cops (Ginninderra Press, 2005). Her PhD thesis is published as Neohistorical Fiction and Hannah’s Place: a response to colonial representation (VDM Germany, 2008). Elanna’s PhD in Communication is from the University of Canberra.
Fiona Dyer is a freshwater scientist and Associate Professor in Water Science at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. Her research interests are in the way freshwater ecosystems respond to changes in flow and water level regimes. She works closely with community organisations, indigenous groups and government agencies and her research helps inform decisions around water resource management.