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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 14, 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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Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

August 12, 2017 |

The Queensland Poetry Festival hits our city in August with a plethora of poems, spoken word and comedy. Breaking us out of our everyday monotony with the impact of Anisa Nandaula’s words, the festival this year has the theme of Distant Voices. Voices from across the globe cut through the strata of society to highlight social issues from racism to inequality.

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A Night at “The Dream Walker” Launch

July 2, 2017 |

Victoria Carless is an established Brisbane playwright and is now entering the Young Adult genre. Her debut novel The Dream Walker is available now. The Creative Issue went along to her launch party at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End for her conversation with publisher Kate Stephens from Hachette.

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6 Events You Must See At The 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival

September 6, 2016 |

Another year, another writers festival returns with events for children, teens and adults alike. The Brisbane Writers Festival will host events around the city between the 7th – 11th of September, engaging our minds and sprinkling the city with boundless creativity.

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When Death Enriches Life – a talk with Sarah Winch

March 4, 2016 |

“Okay, sh**’s happened, my number’s up – now what are we going to do?” Writer, healthcare worker and ethicist Dr Sarah Winch talks to us about how we can plan in the face of the inevitable for the best death possible.

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Brisbane Comedy Festival Must See: Mel Buttle, Quite Unsavoury

March 3, 2016 |

Looking to fill a free night this week? Brisbane’s very own Mel Buttle is at the Powerhouse as part of the Comedy Festival.

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