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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 29, 2020

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Writing to Cope: How Teaching Is Keeping Me Sane

May 9, 2020 |

Now more than ever we need to be careful not to let our minds rot, it can be easy to become complacent in lockdown.

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Post-COVID Postcards: Wish You Were Here!

May 1, 2020 |

When the going gets tough humanity tends to turn to our great writers to lift us up. In an interview with The Paris Review E.B. White (essayist and author of Charlotte’s Web) reflected on the author’s role in society as one that “should tend to lift people up… Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape it.” 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

LOVE YA! Festival

September 12, 2016 |

As the Brisbane Writers Festival comes to a close, we must look back on the best and most exciting events that took place. The LOVE YA! event is like a mini-festival inside BWF itself. The mini-fest is for aspiring writers, … Read More

TURNING PAGES WITH PAIGE – Gold Coast writer Paige Townsend hits the literary benchmark

February 11, 2016 |

Paige Townsend is not your ordinary 24 year old writer. We spend an afternoon with her to chat to her about her published work and her inspiration.

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Upcoming Australian Book Releases

July 19, 2015 |

As the year carries on, talented Australian writers are continuing to release new books. We’ve rounded up four upcoming Australian books that we’re looking forward to reading in the second half of 2015. Read More

Review: Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

May 17, 2015 |

“Afterwards, it is possible to see the beginning of things, the point at which you had already plunged in, while at the time you thought you were only testing the water with your toe.” Read More

Stuart Glover awarded the 2013 Johnno Award

December 15, 2013 |

Last Thursday saw Brisbane Writers Festival founder and Queensland Literary Award Chair, Stuart Glover, take out the award for the 2013 Johnno Award for outstanding contributions Queensland’s writing community.   Read More

Fiction writers come together for Genrecon 2013

October 1, 2013 |

This month the Australian Writer’s Marketplace hosts Genrecon 2013, a three-day festival for genre fiction writers at all stages of their careers. Read More

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

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

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

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