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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | July 2, 2020

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NIDA and Sydney Theatre Company announce opportunity for Australia’s writers

May 21, 2020 |

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) have announced their collaboration, which will give one applicant the opportunity for theatrical work to be developed and considered for future production. Read More

2020 Australian Book Industry Awards Live Stream Date Announced

May 9, 2020 |

Social distancing measures won’t stop Australians celebrating their writers, as the 2020 Australian Book Industry Awards will be going ahead through a YouTube livestream on May 13.

The Broadcast will feature a number of prominent stars and figures including Judy … Read More

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

Cassie Dimitroff: On Gum Magazine

March 22, 2020 |

Founding editor and creative director of Gum Magazine Cassie Dimitroff, is making an archive of the Brisbane art renaissance. Read More

Kicking Goals and Breaking Stigmas with GLASS

March 8, 2020 |

Born out of a desire to elevate young voices and earn writing credits, GLASS Magazine was launched by a group of QUT students in 2019.

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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

A Night at “The Dream Walker” Launch

July 2, 2017 |

Victoria Carless is an established Brisbane playwright and is now entering the Young Adult genre. Her debut novel The Dream Walker is available now. The Creative Issue went along to her launch party at Avid Reader Bookshop in West End for her conversation with publisher Kate Stephens from Hachette.

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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

6 Events You Must See At The 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival

September 6, 2016 |

Another year, another writers festival returns with events for children, teens and adults alike. The Brisbane Writers Festival will host events around the city between the 7th – 11th of September, engaging our minds and sprinkling the city with boundless creativity.

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Break into Filmmaking with the Modern Web Series

July 12, 2016 |

The Creative Issue recently spoke with up and coming Brisbane filmmaker Jayden Creighton about his experiences in film school, his attitude toward Australian cinema and how he is now putting his talents to the test in the real world of web series.

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360 and Martin McKenna’s spin on the Real World

June 15, 2016 |

It’s Thursday afternoon, finally a little warm at the Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley, and I’m thrilled to be sitting down with two guys for whom I have a lot of respect. Director/writer Martin McKenna and Matt Colwell are in Brisbane to showcase their debut foray into the realm of feature films: Is This The Real World.

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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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