Our creator and host Sofija Stefanovic is a Serbian-Australian writer and regular storyteller with The Moth. She also hosts Women of Letters New York, a literary salon celebrating strong female talent. Her memoir, Miss Ex-Yugoslavia, featuring warlords, beauty queens and everything in between, will be published by Atria Books in April 2018. @sstefanovic
Our producer Trish Nelson is a performer, producer, and founder of BanterGirl, a production company with an honest mission to establish a diverse and creative empire of women, and shine a light on the many talents that they possess. Outside of This Alien Nation, Trish runs the BanterGirl website and podcast and produces monthly live shows for established comedians in both NYC and Los Angeles.
Our programmer-at-large Michaela McGuire is a journalist, author, and Artistic Director of Sydney Writers’ Festival. Prior to taking up this appointment, she was Director and Co-CEO of Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival. Michaela is the author of Last Bets: A true story of gambling, morality and the law, the Penguin Special A Story of Grief and Apply Within: Stories of career sabotage. She co-founded the bestselling international literary salon Women of Letters. @michaelamcguire