Peta Murray (she/her) is a writer-performer known for her plays Wallflowering and Salt and her meaningfully irreverent and queerelous approaches to performing the essay. A founding member of The Symphony of Awkward, she works with Dr Kim Munro and Dr Stayci Taylor on advances in diarological arts and sciences. Current projects include a book of essays, How to Dress for Old Age (with Professor David Carlin), a queer cantata, HERD with WreckedAllprods and a co-edited collection on Creative Writing Methods for Bloomsbury Academic. Peta is a recipient of numerous awards, including a Victoria Premiers Literary Award and a Centenary Medal for Services to Literature. She is a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.