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Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. You could also say it’s the competitive art of being brave and authentic with yourself, of having the audacity to get up on a stage and allow an audience to judge your words, your poem. After all, there is certain amount courage required in revealing the […]

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Bibliophile | Get The Inside History behind Netflix smash The Crown

The Crown: The Inside Story by Robert Lacy Allen & Unwin Launched in November last year, the Netflix drama of the current monarchy The Crown was hugely successful. Season 1 of The Crown is already on DVD and Blu-ray and the controversial second season commences on Netfiix on 8 December. The Crown: The Inside History […]

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Kat Muscat fellowship seeks applications from young female and non-binary writers

The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young female-identifying or non-binary person. The fellowship is given in honour of Kat Muscat, an acclaimed writer who passed away in 2015. Muscat’s writing embodied her personal mantra of feminism, empathy […]

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Gay Times relaunches with fresh new look

Gay Times relaunches with fresh new look

One of Britain’s best known gay magazine’s Gay Times has relaunched with a fresh new look. Featuring Boy George on the cover the well known magazine has gone for a minimalist look with it’s new approach, its a style that sees the magazine look as good as the latest crop of hipster mags on the […]

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Bibliophile | Maggie Beer’s Recipes for Life

Maggie’s Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins Simon & Schuster At the moment, there are more than 350,000 Australians living with Alzheimer’s and there is no cure. Although there’s no confirmed cause other than it often runs in families, the latest research is based on the hypothesis that symptoms are triggered […]

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Bibliophile | Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny Bloomsbury London journalist Laurie Penny reports on radical politics, protest, digital culture and feminism from around the world and was the youngest person to be shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for political writing on her blog Penny Red. Her collection of essays is about gender, power […]

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Bibliophile | 101 Things to Take the Stress Out of Christmas

101 Things to Take the Stress Out of Christmas by Robin Snow Allen & Unwin With Christmas paraphernalia in shops months before December even starts, it is not long before we’re shuffling times around to book in time to see all the relatives over the festive season. Planning food and shopping for presents begins weeks […]

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Bibliophile | Suddenly One Summer in regional Western Australia

Suddenly One Summer Fleur McDonald Allen & Unwin Fleur McDonald has lived and worked on farms for much of her life … growing up on a farm in South Australia, being a Jillaroo and co-owning a 8000 acre property in regional Western Australia. Her familiarity with farms and the bush is entrenched in her tenth […]

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Bibliophile | Daniel Handler explores All The Dirty Parts of high school

All the Dirty Parts: A Novel by Daniel Handler Bloomsbury The main reason for picking up this book is that Daniel Handler also goes by the name Lemony Snicket and I have enjoyed his twisted children’s books, A Series of Unfortunate Events.  All the Dirty Parts is fairly perverse as well as being somewhat perverted, […]

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Bibliophile | Eyes Too Dry explores depression through conversation

Eyes Too Dry: A Graphic Memoir About Heavy Feelings by Alice Chipkin and Jessica Tavassoli Echo Publishing   Tava is a twenty-four year old medical student who is trying to find words for the overwhelming feelings of depression that are disassociating her from her body. Co-author Jessica Tavassoli was actually a final year medical student […]

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