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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 17, 2019

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The art or writing

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

“Memory Makes Us” A Prose Experiment

July 5, 2013 |

Kate Pullinger is conducting a literary adventure in Brisbane, and she needs your help.

Memory Makes Us is a collaborative multimedia project that puts the award-winning Canadian author in the hot seat, writing live before an online (and offline!) audience. … Read More

Poetry Myths You’ll Most Definitely Have Heard

July 2, 2013 |

For those of you have entered the world of poetics, I am almost 100 per cent sure you’ve encountered a conversation that has gone a little something like this, “you write poetry?! Uhm, why?!”

Wherever you find poetry, you’ll often … Read More

Get Your Writers Cap on for the SLQ Young Writers Award 2013

June 21, 2013 |

Do you classify yourself as a budding writer? Are you ‘young’ and between the ages of 18 and 25? Well then, lucky you! The SLQ Young Writers Award is still accepting entries for their 2013 competition and they also still … Read More

Finding Yourself a Publication Opportunity

June 18, 2013 |

For those of you with dreams of becoming a recognised writer, your talents may make it easy for you to produce an impeccably executed piece that you personally feel is worth publishing – BUT, what’s not so easy … Read More

The Poetry in Parkour

June 16, 2013 |

Although Parkour and Poetry don’t make the most obvious of bedfellows, writer Tim Sinclair propels us into a world of gravity defying revelry in his latest book Run.

Chief protagonist and social outcast Dee leads the standard small town, rat-on-a-wheel … Read More

Through my eyes: The Lifeline Bookfest

June 7, 2013 |

Walking into the Brisbane Convention Center, breathing in the smell of literature and gazing upon hundreds of thousands of books is not an outing that everyone will appreciate. However, if you’re a lover fiction, non-fiction, science fiction and every … Read More

Zine fair at Southside Tea Room Brisbane

June 4, 2013 |

Picture this; Sunday afternoon, a sea of good-looking people, overflowing beverages and stacks of interesting zines and comics to peruse and purchase at your leisure. Where is this niche fantasy location you ask? It’s the Zine fair at Southside Tea … Read More

Smiling through crooked teeth – Raina Telgemier (New York)

May 30, 2013 |

Most Dentists/ “Dontists” make Clint Eastwood look like Joan Rivers. There is something terrifying about the right-of-passage teenagers undertake when trying to re-align various degrees of dental deformity.

For American cartoonist Raina Telgemeier, that feeling was no different. Inspired … Read More

The Progression of Fashion in Brisbane

May 21, 2013 |


Fashion is becoming more relevant in our youth culture given the new ideals about individualism and self-expression.  The ideals are really a by-product of the indie rock movement which has populated the ideas of being true to one’s self … Read More

Stella Prize Shortlist

March 25, 2013 |

The inaugural Stella Prize shortlist has been announced…

Named in honour of Stella Miles Franklin – pioneer of Australian women’s literature – and based on the model of the UK’s women-only Orange Prize, the Stella Prize aims to raise … Read More

Four of the Best Storytelling Podcasts

March 18, 2013 |

When you’re finding it hard to make time to read, you can still keep your head packed full of great stories by listening to these podcasts.

1. This American Life.

This American Life is one of the most popular story-telling … Read More

Melissa Lucashenko ‘Mullumbimby’ launch, Avid Reader

February 22, 2013 |

If you’re looking for something to do tonight that you won’t be ashamed to tell your colleagues about on Monday, why not get your literary on?

Avid Reader, Brisbane institution/ bookshop/café/ site of many fantastic events, is hosting the … Read More