Children’s book empowering Coast kids

BRIANNA MORRIS-GRANT The Gold Coast writer of a new children's book hopes to empower and inspire young people across Australia. Aimed at children aged six and under, Little Hope, Big Hope tackles multiculturalism, diversity and equity with its … [Read more...]

Geoffrey Robertson opens Brisbane Writers Festival

Geoffrey Robertson Brisbane Writers Festival

JARED PRESTWIDGE The Brisbane Writers Festival kicked off at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre last night with an address by Geoffrey Robertson QC. The event, which runs until September 9, features both local and international … [Read more...]

Nick Earls returns as writers festival key speaker

JARED PRESTWIDGE Despite being the author of 26 books with two feature film adaptations, Nick Earls is still a home town guy. Known across Australia for his novels 48 Shades of Brown and Zigzag Street, the dry wit that runs through these works … [Read more...]

Slow down and smell the simplicity

BENJAMIN PRATT In the Eastern world the name Keibo Oiwa (otherwise known by the pen name Tsuji Shin’ichi) is synonymous with slowness and beauty. The Japanese anthropologist, activist and author is the founder of The Sloth Club, a Slow Life … [Read more...]