Christina Glasauer (21), Klagenfurt She studies psychology at the Alps-Adriatic University in Klagenfurt and has been at the slam stage since a Poetry-Slam-Workshop in November 2016. Even if she loves this cultural format, Christina is happy to go out on the road, whether by bike, by dog, yoga by the lake or with pen, notebook and coffee in the sun. Eunice Maina (23), Klagenfurt Her friends describe Eunice as a thoughtful soul. This in any case reveal their texts, which are touching and show an infinitely perceptible depth. This poetry is best expressed when she sings her songs herself! Gerhard Pleschberger (64), Bad Kleinkirchheim Well-known author of short stories and poetry, both in German and in Carinthian dialect. Winner of several short story competitions, member of the Spittal and Villach literature circle, the Carinthian Writer’s Association (KSV) and the association “Buch13”. Lukas Hofbauer (20), Klagenfurt After high school and military service Lukas began his studies in Graz. He has a natural talent for writing and performing of Slam texts. In May 2015 his first poetry slam was just the beginning . He has represented Carinthia together with Sabrina Ohler at the national championships for Carinthia and Styria. Sebastian Kokesch (20), Strau/Klagenfurt Als der Newcomer im September 2015 erstmals die Slam-Bühne betrat, wollte keiner so recht glauben, dass das “sein erstes Mal” war. Inzwischen hat Sebastian schon bei zahlreichen Poetry Slams mitgemacht und viel dazugelernt. Außerdem ist er nach Wien gezogen, um sein Studium zu beginnen. Sandra Held (28), Döbriach/Wien She recently moved to Carinthia, with her luggage full of energy and impressions, which she puts down on paper. Sandra is self-employed and works in the field of holistic bodywork. She is a freethinker who goes her way, whether to Carinthia or to the slam stage. Tara Meister (19), St.Veit As the oldest of five sisters Tara lives in St. Veit and began writing novels at the age of 13. In 2015 she published the third volume of her fantasy book series “Siran”. In addition to writing the pupil is also interested in singing, theater and archery. She would like to study literature, but beeing a neurologist would also be a perspective. Nevertheless a life without books or writing is hardly imaginable for the young author. Patricia “Trisha” Radda (28), Klagenfurt/Graz At the moment she is living in Graz, where she studies German and history. Since the age of 15 she publishes short stories, poems and novels. Nothing makes her so afraid like a crowd, but after four years being part of the audience, she debuted in May 2015 as a poetry slammer for the first time at a poetry slam stage – quite to our delight. Simon Tomaz (23), Vienna / featured poet Simon studies in Vienna and is a true master in dealing with words. He has proven it several times and has already won several slams. Together with his team colleague, he even got into the final of the German-language Championships in 2016. Sabrina Öhler (22), Spittal “Sabs” is a passionate ice show runner who studies at Fachhochschule Salzburg with focus on “MultiMediaArt”. Photography is as much a part of her life as poetry. She is an author of short stories, poetries and slam texts. She has also represented Carinthia at the national championships for Styria and Carinthia. Estha Sackl (25), Steindorf am Ossiachersee/Graz She has recently finished her studies in Biology in Graz. She loves the nature and wants to teach biology later in school. Her passion for writing, drawing and acting is like a balance to her daily life. “Esthii” was nominated for the Ö-Slam in 2015. Patrick Steiner (30), Fresach / Villach Patrick studied education and philosophy at the Alps-Adriatic University of Klagenfurt. He grew up in Fresach and now lives in Villach. Writing is his great passion, since he was a child. That children are given responsibility, says Patrick, is very important, so he places and mentors school parliaments at schools. Organization und moderation Carmen Kassekert (40), Klagenfurt She comes from South Africa and lives in Klagenfurt. She works in the communications and media environment and has made her passion for literature to a profession. Since 2010 she organizes “Slam if you can!” – Competitions in Carinthia and beyond she has issued in this context an anthalogy with Slam texts. In addition to the organization and supervision of the young literary man, she frequently moderates poetry slams.