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

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Queensland Poetry Festival

July 20, 2015 |

If you’re a poet, a performance artist or just a lover of words with a very short attention span, mark the Queensland Poetry Festival down in your diary. Under the new creative management of David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, and with a huge line-up of artists and events, the biggest event in Brisbane poetry is looking better than ever.

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Upcoming Australian Book Releases

July 19, 2015 |

As the year carries on, talented Australian writers are continuing to release new books. We’ve rounded up four upcoming Australian books that we’re looking forward to reading in the second half of 2015. Read More

Review: The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

July 8, 2015 |

“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.” Read More

Interview: Creativity with Sarah Darmody

June 20, 2015 |

In preparation for her class on How To Be Creative at The School of Life, we sat down with the very talented Sarah Darmody to discuss her thoughts on all things creative. Read More

What’s On in Melbourne for Writers This Winter

June 9, 2015 |

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.

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What Melbournians Are Reading

June 3, 2015 |

We’re always on the lookout for new books to pick up, so we went out and asked a few Melbournians what they’re reading at the moment to get inspired. Read More

Australia’s Up and Coming Writers

May 28, 2015 |

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. Read More

The Queensland Literary Awards Regain Funding

May 23, 2015 |

The Queensland Literary Awards are back, and this year so is their funding! After several long years in the wilderness, the state’s major literature prize is finally seeing some cold, hard cash from the people in power—and if you’re a writer with a published or unpublished manuscript, that is a welcome sight indeed.

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Review: Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

May 17, 2015 |

“Afterwards, it is possible to see the beginning of things, the point at which you had already plunged in, while at the time you thought you were only testing the water with your toe.” Read More

Books for Cooks: A Fitzroy Delight

April 28, 2015 |

There are few things I love more than food and books, and a remarkable shop on Gertrude St, Fitzroy combines the two. Read More

What’s On: Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival

April 21, 2015 |

It may be over a month away, but it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to see at Melbourne’s Emerging Writers Festival. Read More

Therapeutic Writing with Sian Prior

April 11, 2015 |

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, ShySian 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. Read More

Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

April 6, 2015 |

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”

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Exciting Reads for 2015

March 31, 2015 |

As one month ends and a new one begins, I decided it was time to look at some of the most exciting book releases so far of 2015, and what’s left to come. Read More