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

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The art or writing

Review: Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente

March 25, 2015 |

“Remember this when you are queen,” he whispered hoarsely. “I moved the earth and the water for you.” Read More

Review: Wolf In White Van

March 15, 2015 |

“People have ideas and theories about coping with catastrophic injury, but most of them are based in practicalities. They’re right in thinking that the practicalities – how will you live? what will you do? – are important, but these aren’t the main thing. The main thing is what happens to your vision, how you’re a little different after you’ve seen a few things, and as far as I know, nobody really gets this.”

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Interview: Abe Nouk, Slam Poet

March 6, 2015 |

Refugee turned national poet, Abe Nouk is one of the many brave new voices changing the face of Australian slam poetry. 
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Readings, Carlton: More than just your average bookstore

March 3, 2015 |

There’s a certain charm that encapsulates Lygon Street, though it doesn’t lie in the string of Italian restaurants and tourist traps. Read More

Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

February 27, 2015 |

The Strays, the debut novel from Melbourne writer Emily Bitto, manages to strike the reader with its intensity, atmospheric writing, and occasional shock value. Read More

Audiobooks For Everyone

February 17, 2015 |

The soothing act of being read to is one we might forget as we grow older and live for Facebook and our Twitter feeds – plug yourself into one of our picks and get literary without even turning a page.

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Submissions Open For Queensland Poetry Festival

January 31, 2015 |

Queensland’s biggest weekend for poetry and the people who write it may still be many months away, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. If you’re a poet, spoken word artist or performer wanting to take your work to a larger audience, the Queensland Poetry Festival could be your chance.

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Book Review: Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide For The Young, Sexy And Broke

January 23, 2015 |

Reading, travelling and reading about travelling; these are joys that are shared by many, and there are endless travel guides available out there to satisfy any case of bookworm or wanderlust. Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide For The Young, Sexy And Broke offers something a little different, however. Perhaps a little unorthodox in comparison to your typical travel guides, it offers insight into globetrotting in an educational and entertaining manner that is relevant to our society of new-experience-addicts.

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Book Review: The Fictional Woman By Tara Moss

January 12, 2015 |

Tara Moss is the bestselling author of nine novels, an ambassador for several women and children’s rights institutes and a journalist and blogger of relevant social and political issues. She is a sought after public speaker, possesses a Certificate III in private investigator credentials, and has a motorcycle licence. She is also a beautiful fashion model, which sadly causes scepticism amongst some ignorant people of her credibility throughout her other successful fields. Read More

Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

January 10, 2015 |

Jeanette Winterson’s memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? is the memoir of the events that inspired her first novel – “a journey into madness and out again”.

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Review: Jimi Hendrix’s Starting At Zero

January 4, 2015 |

Treat yourself to a belated Christmas present by picking up Jimi Hendrix’s biography titled Starting At Zero, and let yourself be inspired by the words of the globally renowned guitar hero and ultimate musical legend. Read More

Book Review: We Need To Talk About Kevin

January 3, 2015 |

This novel is like watching a bus crash, but in a good way. You are 90% sure that something terribly awful is going to occur, but you are holding onto the hope that it doesn’t. Silly, naïve you. Read More

Robyn Sheahan-Bright Wins 2014 Johnno Award

December 28, 2014 |

‘Tis the season for literary awards, and Robyn Sheahan-Bright is the latest recipient, recently receiving the 2014 Johnno Award for Contribution to Queensland Writing.

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Queensland Literary Awards

December 20, 2014 |

Queensland’s premier (but not Premier’s) literary prizes have been awarded, highlighting not only this year’s luminaries, but the wealth of emerging authors set to grace our pages in the years to come.

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