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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 22, 2019

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The art or writing

The art or writing

Interview with local poet: David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger

September 11, 2013 |

Local poet David Stavanger has capped a breakout year by winning the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

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Cheapskates guide to the Brisbane Writers Festival

September 1, 2013 |

Brace yourself: Brisbane Writers Festival 2013 is coming.

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Archives Fine Books goes digital

August 27, 2013 |

Brisbane’s best-known bookshop has gone (partly) digital, with a tiny fraction of its titles now catalogued online.

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Rules for writing fiction from the fame before us

August 16, 2013 |

In one of my many moments spent browsing the wonderful world of the Internet, I came across this quote by Ernest Hemingway, “Easy writing makes hard reading.” Read More

Katherine Battersby at Avid Reader

August 9, 2013 |

Local children’s writer and illustrator Katherine Battersby is celebrating National Bookshop Day at Avid Reader, and she’s bringing Squish Rabbit along too.  There will even be face painting.

Unless you happen to live with Battersby’s target audience … Read More

Putting Science In Your Fiction with Charlotte Nash

August 6, 2013 |

With National Science Week just a hop and a skip away, QWC is getting in with the science spirit and hosting yet another workshop that is not to be missed - Putting Science In Your Fiction.

Putting Science In Your Fiction is for … Read More

Zines and Indie Comics turn to Crowdfunding

August 6, 2013 |

Brisbane’s underground publishers, printers and purists need your help launching ZICS – our city’s first Zine and Independent Comic Symposium!

The three-day program is a feast of creative workshops and indie networking, with highlights including the coveted Golden Stapler awards … Read More

Slamming It!

August 3, 2013 |

Everyday Australians will soon to take to the stage at the Queensland State Library to compete in the second Brisbane heat of the 2013 Australian Poetry Slam.

“Poetry is supposed to be spoken out loud,” explains … Read More

Jeremy Staples’ seven step music zine

July 26, 2013 |

Ever wanted to start your own music zine?

It seems so easy at first – a simple mix of craft project, creative expression, and that resolutely punk ethos: do it yourself.

Then the complications set in.

How will this thing … Read More

Melanie Edmonds and her Brisbane Creative Writing Group

July 26, 2013 |

Writing has long been one of the most questionable and unstable career choices. Many of those who choose to endure the trek of becoming an established writer get caught up in the glamour of it that television and … Read More

Battlers and Billionaires and Labor’s Andrew Leigh

July 16, 2013 |

Australian publishers have shifted into high gear as this year’s federal elections loom closer. Rants and tracts, diatribes and manifestos – political books are hitting shelves like bicameralism is going out of fashion.

This week, Avid Reader hosts the Brisbane … Read More

QWC Pleased to Meet You: Creating Compelling Characters Workshop

July 11, 2013 |

Ever been confused as to what your character is all about?

Felt like your characters didn’t have the substance to drive your story?

Or have you read back over your writing and found … Read More

QWC / Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program

July 8, 2013 |

If you were racing around like a mad man trying to finish your manuscript or even if you were curled up in the foetal position on your floor because your suffering the dreaded case of writers block– take … Read More

Avid Reader Launches “Downfall”

July 7, 2013 |

Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart is Aaron Patrick’s unflinching account of the ethical bankruptcy at the heart of Labor’s woes.

It’s also a book with uncanny timing.  Between upcoming elections, buckets of parliamentary resignations and June’s Shakespearean … Read More