AboutTom Linkins, Author at The Creative Issue
In light of current events, the 2020 Brisbane Writers Festival has moved online. Each day from the 31st of August until the 6th of September the public will have free access to talks, readings, and creative presentations from some of Brisbane’s most talented storytellers.
Lockdown breeds creativity and innovation. By now, this much is clear. Our social media feeds are inundated with celebrities, artists and average joes finding new ways to connect and capitalise on being homebound. The QUIVR is a shining example.
When the going gets tough humanity tends to turn to our great writers to lift us up. In an interview with The Paris Review E.B. White (essayist and author of Charlotte’s Web) reflected on the author’s role in society as one that “should tend to lift people up… Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape it.”
We’re heading into our umpteenth week of self isolation. I’ve lost track of the days, I’ve put on 4 kilos, and I’ve forgotten how to maintain eye contact with the woman at the bottle shop. And I know I’m not alone.