presented by:
Tayla Needham

Tayla is an emerging writer who is studying a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Writing and Publishing) at University of Newcastle. Newcastle and Central Coast based, she developed a passion for writing at a young age. In 2014, her short story ‘Some Reality’ was published in Write4fun’s ‘The Text Generation’ as a finalist. In 2018, Tayla completed her English Extension Two major work, ‘Ode to Kafka and Dickinson’ and received an E4 band for the course in her HSC. Tayla aspires to be an advocate for those persevering with mental health conditions and to dismantle the stigma associated with said conditions.