The art or writing
The art or writing
Sheâ€™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,Â Shy,Â 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 toÂ Sian about her experiencesÂ withÂ writing as therapy.
â€œPeople have ideas and theories about coping with catastrophic injury, but most of them are based in practicalities. Theyâ€™re right in thinking that the practicalities â€“ how will you live? what will you do? â€“ are important, but these arenâ€™t the main thing. The main thing is what happens to your vision, how youâ€™re a little different after youâ€™ve seen a few things, and as far as I know, nobody really gets this.”
Thereâ€™s a certain charm that encapsulatesÂ Lygon Street, though it doesnâ€™t lie in the string of Italian restaurants and tourist traps.
Queenslandâ€™s biggest weekend for poetry and the people who write it may still be many months away, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. If youâ€™re a poet, spoken word artist or performer wanting to take your work to a larger audience, the Queensland Poetry Festival could be your chance.
Reading, travelling and reading about travelling; these are joys that are shared by many, and there are endless travel guides available out thereÂ to satisfy any case of bookworm or wanderlust.Â Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide For The Young, Sexy And BrokeÂ offersÂ something a little different, however. Perhaps a little unorthodox in comparison to your typical travel guides, it offers insight into globetrotting in an educational and entertaining manner that is relevant to our society of new-experience-addicts.
Tara Moss is the bestselling author of nine novels, an ambassador for several women and childrenâ€™s rights institutes and a journalist and blogger of relevant social and political issues. She is a sought after public speaker, possesses a Certificate III in private investigator credentials, and has a motorcycle licence. She is also a beautiful fashion model, which sadly causes scepticism amongst some ignorant people of her credibility throughout her other successful fields.