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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 27, 2022

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AboutMegan McCarthy, Author at The Creative Issue

Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy

Megan McCarthy is a twenty-two year old Canadian chick eating and exploring her way around Melbourne. She has been a hit author since the 1997 New York Times bestselling story “My Grandpa’s False Teeth”, which Martin Scorsese is now adapting to film. She describes herself as a massive foodie, and has a guilty pleasure for reality TV programs despite studying film throughout her years at McGill University. She is eager to develop her passion for creative writing into a career that she loves and to travel more of this beautiful world. Oh, and to one day have a pug named Ollie

Posts By Megan McCarthy

The Brunch Diaries: Friends of Mine, Richmond

March 20, 2015 |

Friends of Mine is a large café on the corner of Swan and Stawell Street visible by its bright yellow canopies draping over the outside of the old brick building.

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5 Ideas for an Activity Filled Weekend in Melbourne

March 6, 2015 |

Melbourne is a city that offers a wealth of things to do. Between the thriving arts and music culture, quirky neighbourhoods and lane ways, frequent food festivals and consistently reliable restaurants there are always a number of unique things to do whether you … Read More

Piknic Électronik Melbourne

February 28, 2015 |

Piknic Électronik, the electronic dance music festival that originated in Montreal, has hit Australian shores.

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The Brunch Diaries: Pillar of Salt, Richmond

February 20, 2015 |

After a few weeks of not brunching, it was time to get myself back in the game. Naturally, I decided on checking out one of the most popular brunch spots in Richmond, indicated by the large groups of young professionals draped in yoga gear who form queues outside: Pillar of Salt. 

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Five Melbourne Brunch Instagrams to Follow

February 16, 2015 |

When the brunch culture is as thriving as it is in the city of Melbourne, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. One of my favourite ways to find new restaurants and cafés is to use Instagram to find the best looking dishes and to get an idea of what places have people posting. The best way to begin this process is to follow a few Instagram accounts that specialize in the wonderful genre that is brunch to get some ideas flowing of where you want to check out. The following are a collection of accounts that are the best at what they do: showing the people of Melbourne the best places to grab a delicious and beautiful breakfast.

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Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015 Line-Up

February 13, 2015 |

The 2015 Alliance Francaise French Film festival is set to showcase an enthralling selection of 49 feature films, most of which will be screened for the first time in Australia. The festival takes places across 8 cities in various Palance Cinema venues from early March until mid-April. Read More

Melbourne’s Best Graffiti (Other Than Hosier Lane)

February 1, 2015 |

Hoiser Lane has become a landmark of urban art in Melbourne, and I used to love all the portraits and colourful murals that marked this quirky laneway. This street was truly embolic of the talent behind street art and I loved that a lot of it pushed the envelope with cheeky political undertones. I hadn’t been back in a couple of years until recently but while I was there I couldn’t help but be disappointed at what I saw. Sadly, some of the greatest bits of street art on this laneway had been defaced with bulky tags and I struggled to find more than a few pieces that really stood out for me. Not to mention, bigger groups of fanny-pack bearings tourists than ever before seemed to have taken over this small space. Although the art will likely change soon enough, I feel as though this street I once loved has lost it’s touch.

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Review: The Imitation Game

January 15, 2015 |

I first saw the trailer for The Imitation Game when it was announced to be playing at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received a hefty amount of acclaim such as the People’s Choice Award. The film was released on New Years Day and apparently I was not the only one anxious to see it at my local theatre, which was made clear by the massive queue that snaked around the whole building. Read More

Two Giant Slip And Slides Coming To Melbourne

January 12, 2015 |

Beaches are SO 2014. Rather, Slide Melbourne and Nova Slidestreet have come up with quite possibly the most amazing solution for coping with those scorching hot summer days in the city.

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The Brunch Diaries: Combi, Elwood

January 6, 2015 |

Nursing a pretty serious hangover from the night before, I felt as though I owed it to my body to replenish it with some much-needed nutrients. Knowing that Combi was home to a number of raw and organic smoothies from their Instagram account pretty enough to make any #basic chick swoon (myself included), my boyfriend and I made the trip to check it out.  Read More

Alliance Française French Film Festival 2015

December 26, 2014 |

For the 26th year in a row, The Alliance Française French Film Festival will be returning to Australia from early March until mid-April 2015. The festival will showcase 49 features and documentaries hailing from some of the most talented French directors such as Anne Fontaine, Benoît Jacquot, François Oxon, Bertrand Bonello, Volker Schlöndorff, Mathieur Amalric, André Téchiné, Dany Boon, Christophe Gans and Mia Hansen-Løve. Read More

MUFF 16: Call for Entries

December 19, 2014 |

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival has been a great source of independent and guerrilla cinema from local and international filmmakers since the year 2000. The festival continues to be a wonderful tool for pushing boundaries cinematically as well as helping independent filmmakers progress their works into the mainstream. Read More

The Brunch Diaries: Journeyman, Melbourne

December 18, 2014 |

When I consider the elements of a good brunch restaurant, a few things come to mind. Obviously good food is essential, but so is atmosphere, service, (and in typical Melbourne fashion) good java. I was pleasantly surprised that Journeyman, also known to some as Dukes Coffee Roasters, ticked all of these boxes. Read More

The Brunch Diaries: Touchwood Café, Richmond

December 14, 2014 |

‘Twas a hot and humid Sunday morning when my boyfriend and I headed out on our latest brunch venture, this time bringing us to Touchwood Café in Richmond.

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