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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 28, 2022

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AboutSophie Clews, Author at The Creative Issue

Sophie Clews

Sophie Clews

They say James Joyce used to start fights in bars, only to call in Hemingway as backup. Working for The Creative Issue, I will be reviewing and interviewing authors for the position of Hemingway to my Joyce, and will probably spend some time talking about their books, too. Having moved from Canberra to Melbourne, I’m all about uncovering the city’s vibrant literary scene, finding out what books Melbournians are loving, and figuring out the best places to drink coffee whilst contemplating your next bestseller.

Posts By Sophie Clews

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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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

Where To Go For Homewares in Melbourne

May 23, 2015 |

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. Read More

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

Decorating for Autumn: New Ways to Spice Up Your Home

May 4, 2015 |

As the days start to get colder and shorter, it’s time to start thinking about adding a few seasonal touches to your home. 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

Ella Fence’s Debut Single

April 13, 2015 |

In January, we interviewed Ella Fence on her upcoming EP. Now, with the release of her debut single on the horizon, Ella is getting ready to go on tour.

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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, 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. Read More