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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2017

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Dava Sobel

August 19, 2017 |

Dava Sobel spoke at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Writers + Ideas Program, curated by producer Jane O’Hara. Dava was in conversation with Paul Barclay of ABC Radio National to promote her book The Glass Universe.

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Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

August 12, 2017 |

The Queensland Poetry Festival hits our city in August with a plethora of poems, spoken word and comedy. Breaking us out of our everyday monotony with the impact of Anisa Nandaula’s words, the festival this year has the theme of Distant Voices. Voices from across the globe cut through the strata of society to highlight social issues from racism to inequality.

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A Night at “The Dream Walker” Launch

July 2, 2017 |

Victoria Carless is an established Brisbane playwright and is now entering the Young Adult genre. Her debut novel The Dream Walker is available now. The Creative Issue went along to her launch party at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End for her conversation with publisher Kate Stephens from Hachette.

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6 Events You Must See At The 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival

September 6, 2016 |

Another year, another writers festival returns with events for children, teens and adults alike. The Brisbane Writers Festival will host events around the city between the 7th – 11th of September, engaging our minds and sprinkling the city with boundless creativity.

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When Death Enriches Life – a talk with Sarah Winch

March 4, 2016 |

“Okay, sh**’s happened, my number’s up – now what are we going to do?” Writer, healthcare worker and ethicist Dr Sarah Winch talks to us about how we can plan in the face of the inevitable for the best death possible.

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Brisbane Comedy Festival Must See: Mel Buttle, Quite Unsavoury

March 3, 2016 |

Looking to fill a free night this week? Brisbane’s very own Mel Buttle is at the Powerhouse as part of the Comedy Festival.

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You see what you look for: Meet Gratitude speaker Toni Powell

February 15, 2016 |

“I was waiting for something to make me feel happy so I’d be grateful, but it’s sort of the reverse: when you become grateful, you get happy.”

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Six Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

February 14, 2016 |

Podcasts are an entertainment game changer.

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TURNING PAGES WITH PAIGE – Gold Coast writer Paige Townsend hits the literary benchmark

February 11, 2016 |

Paige Townsend is not your ordinary 24 year old writer. We spend an afternoon with her to chat to her about her published work and her inspiration.

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Morbid Things You Can’t Un-Know: A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes…’

February 8, 2016 |

When Caitlin Doughty was 23, she scored her dream job… as a cremator of human remains. Caitlin’s memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Confessions from the Crematorium, is an enlightening, hilarious, gruesome and ultimately refreshing portrayal of Caitlin’s foray into the world of the dead.

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Dig, Lazarus: The Bible in Modern Lyricism

September 5, 2015 |

It’s a strange truth of modern rock lyricism that when secular songwriters draw on the Bible the results can be truly transcendental. Read More

Reflections on Byron Bay Writers Festival 2015

August 23, 2015 |

2015 sees its fair share of politicians stepping into the fray at the renowned Byron Bay Writers Festival. Read our thoughts on this – and the top 5 books we picked up at the festival.

 

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Review: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

August 3, 2015 |

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.

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