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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 6, 2020

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NIDA and Sydney Theatre Company announce opportunity for Australia’s writers

May 21, 2020 |

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) have announced their collaboration, which will give one applicant the opportunity for theatrical work to be developed and considered for future production. Read More

2020 Australian Book Industry Awards Live Stream Date Announced

May 9, 2020 |

Social distancing measures won’t stop Australians celebrating their writers, as the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards will be going ahead through a YouTube livestream on May 13.

The Broadcast will feature a number of prominent stars and figures including Judy … Read More

Post-COVID Postcards: Wish You Were Here!

May 1, 2020 |

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.” Read More

Cassie Dimitroff: On Gum Magazine

March 22, 2020 |

Founding editor and creative director of Gum Magazine Cassie Dimitroff, is making an archive of the Brisbane art renaissance. Read More

The Writer’s Life with Melissa Coleman

March 16, 2020 |

Airships, and automatons and German spies — oh my! Read More

Kicking Goals and Breaking Stigmas with GLASS

March 8, 2020 |

Born out of a desire to elevate young voices and earn writing credits, GLASS Magazine was launched by a group of QUT students in 2019.

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Boy Swallows Universe: Trent Dalton on Becoming a Writer

September 6, 2019 |

Acclaimed up-and-coming Australian novelist Trent Dalton recently gave a lecture at the University of Queensland, where he discussed with audiences his journey to becoming a novelist, and finally completing his beloved debut novel Boy Swallows Universe.

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Queensland Theatre Celebrates 50 Years with 2020 Launch

August 22, 2019 |

2020 will mark the Golden Jubilee Of Queensland’s titular theatre company, and they have decided to celebrate in style. Read More

Single Asian Female; Singular, Authentic, Fierce

March 13, 2019 |

If you haven’t heard of this breakout success from Michelle Law, you simply aren’t going to the right type of parties. Never fear, The Creative Issue is here to clue you in.
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Winning Couple: An Evening with Bob Carr and Germaine Greer

September 14, 2018 |

On paper, Bob Carr and Germaine Greer make unlikely bedfellows. He’s an ex-politician. And she’s Germaine bloody Greer, second-wave feminism’s most vocal proponent. Read More

Brisbane Writers Festival – Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes

September 5, 2018 |

With the Brisbane Writers Festival approaching (6th-9th September), we spoke with one of the featured guests, Hayden Cox, founder and creator of Haydenshapes, inventor of the patented Carbon Fibre board technology Future-Flex. Between learning about his business and just him … Read More

Dramaturg – Dramatic Composition for the Stage

July 17, 2018 |

I spoke with Brisbane-based, freelance Dramaturg, Rhumer Diball, about her experiences in the industry and her journey in developing her career. Read More

Let the Competition Begin…

June 10, 2018 |

Brisbane Filmmakers listen up! The International 48 Hour Film Project challengers emerging Filmmakers to write, shoot and deliver a four to seven-minute film over the course of just one weekend. That’s right, 48 hours. This competition is open from High … Read More

Dava Sobel

August 19, 2017 |

Dava Sobel spoke at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the Writers + Ideas Program, curated by producer Jane O’Hara. Dava was in conversation with Paul Barclay of ABC Radio National to promote her book The Glass Universe.

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