AboutSophie Clews, Author at The Creative Issue
I had heard a lot about this book before I started reading it, from friends, from critics, from the Internet, all talking about how good it was, how clever it was, how it could make you well up with emotion and start laughing in the same sentence. And yet, it still took me years to pick up the book, and to get past the fact that it was co-authored.
“It occurs to him that with each tick of the clock the memory of his mother fades, and she slips away. He feels, with a rush of iced wind across his heart, that even by just lying there he is losing her, little by little. He closes his eyes and attempts with reasonable success to ransack his memory and conjure up images of her. He hopes by doing this that he will prevent her from melting away completely. He wants, deep down, to remember her back into existence.”
The Emerging Writers’ Festival might have passed, but there are still plenty of events happening for writers over the colder months. If you can convince yourself to go out into Melbourne’s blustery weather, you can be rewarded with great events on for writers.
The Australian literary scene is an exciting place to be at the moment, with plenty of new authors on the rise. We’ve just seen the release of some amazing new works of fiction from young Australians, and here’s a list of people to watch over the next few years.
If you’re looking for some new items to spruce up your place and after pieces that will set you apart from everyone else, there are a myriad of stores in Melbourne to satisfy your needs. I’ve rounded up four of my personal favourites, where you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
As the days start to get colder and shorter, it’s time to start thinking about adding a few seasonal touches to your home.
She’s worked as a writer, an opera singer, a broadcaster for ABC, a journalist, a university lecturer, and an MC. Following the release of her memoir, Shy, Sian Prior is out to teach Australia how therapeutic writing can be. In preparation for her upcoming seminar at The School Of Life in Melbourne, The Creative Issue talked to Sian about her experiences with writing as therapy.