Five Steps to Ensure the Perfect High Tea

Five Steps to Ensure the Perfect High Tea There’s something enchanting about the sound of a high tea room. It’s in the tinkling of teacups, the chime of silverware on butter dishes and the sweet tones of ladies chatting without the interruption of […]

Tim Winton Talks

As testimony to one of Australia’s most celebrated authors, Brisbane readers filled the Ithaca Room at City Hall to meet with Writer in Residence, author Tim Winton. The author of Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and My Island Home, has penned a non-fiction book—The […]

Step out in Paris with me

I must confess to having had a love affair for over 30 years… a love affair with the wondrous city of Paris. See, we have a history, Paris and me: it was the place where I went for my first overseas trip; […]

Calling all writing groups and writers

The fourth annual Brisbane Writers’ Group Convention is on again on Sunday 31 July from 9am to 1pm and if you’re a word enthusiast, then you won’t want to miss it. The convention aims to connect individuals and writing groups together face-to-face. […]

Six ways for solo travellers to meet people

I’m predominantly a solo traveller. Or I used to be. I can’t count how many times I’ve being asked “Are you going by yourself?” with a look of surprise when I tell people about my next trip. Technically yes—I’m catching a flight […]

An interview with Killer Queen, Casey Donovan

While waiting to speak with Casey Donovan—singer, actress, author and champion of Indigenous causes—I do the maths. It has been 12 years since as a 16-year-old, she took out the coveted Australian Idol title, beating one of Australia’s other favourite performers, Anthony […]

When Big Magic came to town

In a coup for the Brisbane Writers’ Festival, renowned author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert, visited Brisbane in an exciting ‘prelude’ to this year’s festival. The sold-out evening at the Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, South Bank, marked the […]

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