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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 7, 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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Three Filmmakers On The Edge of Their Careers: Interview

January 27, 2016 |

We chat with three upcoming creatives about making it in the film industry, what motivates them to pursue their craft and their greatest vulnerabilities. Read More

Review: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

August 3, 2015 |

I had heard a lot about this book before I started reading it, from friends, from critics, from the Internet, all talking about how good it was, how clever it was, how it could make you well up with emotion and start laughing in the same sentence. And yet, it still took me years to pick up the book, and to get past the fact that it was co-authored.

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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: The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

July 8, 2015 |

“It occurs to him that with each tick of the clock the memory of his mother fades, and she slips away. He feels, with a rush of iced wind across his heart, that even by just lying there he is losing her, little by little. He closes his eyes and attempts with reasonable success to ransack his memory and conjure up images of her. He hopes by doing this that he will prevent her from melting away completely. He wants, deep down, to remember her back into existence.” Read More

Interview: Creativity with Sarah Darmody

June 20, 2015 |

In preparation for her class on How To Be Creative at The School of Life, we sat down with the very talented Sarah Darmody to discuss her thoughts on all things creative. Read More

What’s On in Melbourne for Writers This Winter

June 9, 2015 |

The Emerging Writers’ Festival might have passed, but there are still plenty of events happening for writers over the colder months. If you can convince yourself to go out into Melbourne’s blustery weather, you can be rewarded with great events on for writers.

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