Thursday, September 15, 2016

Not-A-Snapshot Interview

I was extremely chuffed to be invited to participate in the 2016 Australia SF Snapshot Project, but, life being what it is of late, I managed to miss my deadline! *sad face
But my interviewer was generous enough to post the interview on her website, and being the extremely awesome Tehani Croft that is a grand honour indeed.
Check out my interview here, and don't miss all the great artists featured in the 2016 Snapshot!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Top Picks for Brisbane Writers Festival


When  the last of the winter wind makes an appearance and spring valiantly attempts to be sprung, it's time for Brisbane Writers Festival. For readers and writers and thinkers and talkers, BWF is five days of ideas and books and story, and one of my favourite festivals. So here are some of the sessions I'm most excited by this year.

Monday, July 11, 2016

So Long and Thanks For All The Fish

After over seven years and some 1100 events, it's with #allthefeels that I will be leaving Queensland Writers Centre at the end of July. It has been a critical and pivotal part of my creative practice, professional development, and, truth be told, my identity, and I'll be sad to say goodbye. So this is some self-indulgent naff as I take a step out of the arts world for a time.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Reviewers’ Choice: Top 3 reads for 2015

I've been very fortunate to review for Australia's science fiction literary magazine Aurealis. It features fantastic original work from Australia's best writers, reviews and commentary about the industry, and every month I'm able to read the latest in SF publications and share my thoughts on them. Here are my top 3 picks from my readings 2015:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lady Parts Episode 1.05: Spectre

Bond is back, taking on the Spectre organisation and Bond's nemesis, Blofeld. and frankly, I'm not
impressed.

I was raised on Bond. My dad loved the series and I don't think he ever realised the implication of the sexual politics of Bond, and as a kid I didn't care. Exotic settings, explosions, kick arse theme songs (Live and Let Die is the greatest movie theme song ever), and fantastic set pieces. The dialogue is snappy, the casting often beyond awesome (Alan Cumming in Goldeneye is genius), and the tech are hilarious. As an adult, I see the series differently.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lady Parts Episode 1.04: Crimson Peak

I am not a fan of horror or gore or things that go bump in the night generally. Largely due to an overactive imagination, but also cause I'm a scaredy cat of the highest order.

So going to see a gothic romance by Guillermo Del Toro may have seemed a poor life choice. And it was.

Friday, July 31, 2015

LadyParts Episode 1.03: Macbeth

As a creator and as a curator, representation and access are two critical issues I consider in all of my
projects, and the in the projects I work with.

Representation: exploring and challenging representations of Australian stories, recognising that there is no universal experience, and economically, geographically, and socially isolated communities have as much to contribute to the cultural landscape, if not more so. Showcasing new voices and new stories is important in developing a nuanced and vibrant cultural community, and there is a gross under-representation of women, people of colour, and people with disabilities within publishing and production, both as creators and characters.