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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.
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 â€“ 11th of September, engaging our minds and sprinkling the city with boundless creativity.
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.
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 theÂ realm of feature films:Â Is This The Real World.
WhenÂ Caitlin DoughtyÂ was 23, she scored her dream jobâ€¦Â as a cremator of human remains. Caitlinâ€™s memoir,Â Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Confessions from the Crematorium, is an enlightening, hilarious, gruesome and ultimately refreshing portrayal of Caitlinâ€™s foray into the world of the dead.
We chat with three upcoming creatives about making it in the film industry, what motivates them to pursue their craft and their greatest vulnerabilities.
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.
â€œIt 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.â€
The Emerging Writersâ€™ 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 Melbourneâ€™s blustery weather, you can be rewarded with great events on for writers.