Love, but just a little unhinged

After playing in Melbourne to rave reviews, Emily Vascotto finally brings Screw Loose to Brisbane. Featuring a combination of covers, original songs, and pieces from little-known musicals, Vascotto tells a story of love, woe, and every other emotion in between. Love can be hard for the laywoman, let alone one who loves to excess. From holding hands […]

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Review: The Paper House (Anna Spargo-Ryan)

In The Paper House, Anna Spargo-Ryan explores the intricacies of family, grief, mental illness, and what happens when all three of these combine in an unexplainable, incomprehensible manner. Heather, Spargo-Ryan’s protagonist, suffers an incredible loss at the beginning of the novel, and before long, we are swept up on a journey that looks forwards, backwards, and most importantly, inside […]

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Dangerous Ideas

Today was my second day at the Brisbane Writers Festival, and my third year working here as part of the team. I’d first attended four years ago, courtesy of a pair of tickets I’d won off Twitter from the ABC. I’ve always loved the atmosphere, the fact that I got to talk to other people […]

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Review: Brooklyn

I’ve never been a big movie person. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really go to the cinema much when I was young, but I’ve always preferred to sit down and ruin my eyes by staring at words on pages instead of at a giant screen in the dark. That being said, I do always end […]

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