Bastian Fox Phelan is a writer, musician and zinemaker living in Newcastle, Australia. Their zines include cult classic ‘Ladybeard’ and ‘How To Be Alone.’ Bastian is part of dream pop duo Moonsign. Bastian is currently writing a literary memoir about female facial hair. Their writing has been published in The Lifted Brow and Tincture Journal and they have read their work at Subbed In and Queerstories. In 2017 Bastian was shortlisted for the Scribe Nonfiction Prize. Bastian has contributed to the National Young Writers’ Festival since 2005. This will be their first appearance at The Emerging Writers’ Festival.