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Q&A: Anisha Senaratne and Art in Colour

Anisha Senaratne is the founder of For the Love of Good, “a collective of passionate creatives committed to instigating positive change through creative campaigns”. Their new web series, Art in Colour, launches on 1 November, and we had a brief chat to Anisha about it all. Can you briefly explain what Art in Colour is about, and  ...

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Review: Ms Marvel, Volume 1

Gem Mahadeo Greater south-east London, mid-1980s. My younger brother and I hold each of my mother’s hands. We’re walking to school in Plumstead. Another child, across the road from us accompanied by their mother, yells “F—ing Pakis, go home!”. Instead of getting told off their elder siblings goad them to continue. My own mother doesn’t  ...

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Q&A: Melanie Cheng and the Deborah Cass Prize

Submissions for the Deborah Cass Prize are due in three weeks! We had a brief chat to Melanie Cheng, runner-up for the inaugural Deborah Cass Prize, and current member of the organising committee, about its importance, how it’s helped her, and how it can help other writers from migrant backgrounds. Give us a little bit of background on  ...

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Reflecting on The Family Law

Shannon Ly If you asked me a few years ago if I could name a show that resonated with my Chinese-Australian upbringing, I couldn’t have even imagined it. As a fairly Westernised kid with religious devotions to 7am cartoons and 3pm teen dramas, it never occurred to me that there weren’t many Asians on television. In fact, practically none. But  ...

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Brisbane Writers Festival 2017 Picks

We’re two weeks out from the Brisbane Writers Festival, and this year, the program is absolutely amazing. Here are our picks. Marion Taylor Opening Address Thursday 7 September, 6:30-7:30pm Alec Doomadgee will open the Brisbane Writers Festival with an exploration of the importance of writing and Indigenous knowledge creation. My Walk to  ...

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Q&A – Faizal Abdullah and “Hawa”

Faizal Abdullah is the artistic director of Hatch Theatrics, a collective of theatre practitioners in Singapore. Hatch Theatrics will be bringing their award winning show, Hawa, to the Brisbane Festival this year, and we sat down to talk to Faizal about theatre in Singapore, audience reactions to Hawa, and the ways in which it tackles issues  ...

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Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 Picks

Tickets for the Melbourne Writers’ Festival went on Friday, and what a program! Speakers include Joyce Carol Oates, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Clementine Ford, Robert Dessaix, Hera Lindsay Bird, Brodie Lancaster and John Safran. I jumped on the website, credit card in hand… this is what I’ve booked in for. I’ll see you there,  ...

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