Dr Niven Kumar
PhD, MSocSci, BA (Hons)
Niven has been teaching literature for over twenty years at both tertiary and secondary levels. He wrote his doctoral thesis in English literature at Macquarie University, where he teaches English, Drama and Creative Writing. Niven has been teaching creative writing for many years, and has published a number of short fiction pieces in literary journals. He has presented his research at international and local conferences, and has published academic articles on world literature and theory.
Dr Lucyna Swiatek
PhD, MA, BA, Dip Teach
Lucyna teaches undergraduate and postgraduate English and Literary Theory at Macquarie University. She has taught secondary students for many years, and has coordinated and presented at lecture days and forums for high school students and teachers of English. Lucyna has completed her doctoral thesis in English Literature, and she has published critical articles on narrative and literary theory.
BA, Dip Ed
Nick has been teaching secondary students for many years, and has developed an extensive knowledge of the NSW Board of Studies English syllabus and literary studies. He has a particular interest in the educational pedagogy of literature and linguistics, and the role of teachers in supporting ESL students. Nick was awarded the Majorie Robertson prize by Macquarie University as a testament to his talent for creative writing.