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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 22, 2021

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The art or writing

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

Writers on Rafts

February 18, 2013 |

Started in response to the 2011 Queensland floods, the Queensland Writers Centre’s ‘Writers on Rafts’ appeal has been re-launched in the wake of the drenching the state had in January.

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) has been an … Read More