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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 31, 2020

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Steen Raskopoulos’s Stay

September 22, 2018 |

Raskopoulos balances light and dark in his one-man show Stay, guiding the audience through a layered performance of various characters, memories, and interactions. Read More

David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom

September 15, 2018 |


David Baddiel had the audience roaring in this comedic, one-man memoir, performed as part of Brisbane Festival 2018. Read More

Morbid Things You Can’t Un-Know: A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes…’

February 8, 2016 |

When Caitlin Doughty was 23, she scored her dream job… as a cremator of human remains. Caitlin’s memoir, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Confessions from the Crematorium, is an enlightening, hilarious, gruesome and ultimately refreshing portrayal of Caitlin’s foray into the world of the dead.

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Audiobooks For Everyone

February 17, 2015 |

The soothing act of being read to is one we might forget as we grow older and live for Facebook and our Twitter feeds – plug yourself into one of our picks and get literary without even turning a page.

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Review: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

January 10, 2015 |

Jeanette Winterson’s memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? is the memoir of the events that inspired her first novel – “a journey into madness and out again”.

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Review: Russell Brand’s Revolution

December 19, 2014 |

Russell Brand tries his hand at politics and stirring up anarchy in his third novel “Revolution”, but even to a seasoned fan it’s a bit of a self-important slog.

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Women of Letters – “Between Us” Book Launch at the Powerhouse

November 14, 2014 |

This November, join a host of inspiring women for one of Australia’s best-loved literary salons in an intimate evening of laughter, memory-sharing and thought-provoking prose.

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Five Must-Read Memoirs Of 2014

September 15, 2014 |

In a world where we share and consume private moments every day on social media, a longer-form source of solidarity through lived experiences can be an irresistible read. Here’s a fistful of canny Australian authors who’ve laid down their own lives on paper for our voyeuristic pleasure in 2014.

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Book Review: Funemployed: Life As An Artist In Australia

September 8, 2014 |

Part memoir, part instruction manual, Funemployed explores the concept of having “made it” in the arts. Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, details his own quest to strike a balance between artistic integrity, a functional personal life, and the financial means to keep going.

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