Extending the Scope: Forms of Writing

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Through the years, the key conventions of writing and storytelling have remained largely unchanged. But now with an increase in the diversity of media platforms, there's a lot of value in understanding how to communicate the same ideas in different contexts. With the experience of our panelists, you’ll hear their perspective on how the form of writing has moulded over time for different media, and how that has affected their careers. 

Mous Magazine brings you this month’s INFORM panel with writing practitioners sharing their experiences with writing across different mediums.  

Our panelists for the evening are Sarah Coates of The Sugar Hit, Zac van Manen - Writer-Producer and another guest to be announced.

Extending the Scope: Forms of Writing
Wednesday, October 11th
Registration opens at 7:00pm, for a 7:15pm start
Metro Arts, Lumen Room, 109 Edward Street, Brisbane

Tickets are limited, and online ticket sales only (not available at the door). 

Proudly supported by Metro Arts.

The Panel

Zac van Manen

Zac is a writer-producer who lives his social life through social media and is convinced this isn't ironic. He loves playing with clichés and getting away with it by making the reader do half of the work—better safe or whatever, probably. Known as a Digital Content Producer for Visit Brisbane, Executive Producer for InterTen web series, a writing graduate who got stuck in retail for ages, and a published writer for Seizure Magazine.


Sarah Coates

Sarah is a food writer, stylist, photographer and author, who has been living it up in the food world since 2012. Her debut cookbook titled The Sugar Hit!, published by Hardie Grant, and was an exploration of sheer unadulterated joy through food.

Sarah has written (and photographed) extensively for Broadsheet, helping them build their Brisbane business portfolio prior to the 2016 launch. Her work has also appeared on delicious.com.au, JamieOliver.com, Food52, The Urban List, Kidspot and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on Brisbane radio station 4KQ to chat about her work. Sarah also develops recipes for publications and brands. She has worked closely with Australian brand Queen Fine Foods, creating numerous recipes for their products, as well as others such as Dr Oetker, and Kidspot. Sarah is also a regular recipe contributor to the Australian magazine, Lunchlady.


Caitlin Low
Caitlin Low is a writer, designer and Founding Editor of Eyebag Magazine. Eyebag is a print publication about ‘people and ideas to lose sleep over’—a provocative collection of interviews, non-fiction and photo diaries all experimenting with form.

Caitlin launched Eyebag in early 2017, during the final semester of her Law and Journalism degree. It was a labour of love, a thoughtful antidote to soulless reporting, and she expected only a small readership, if any. Issue 1 soon sold out. She is currently working on Issue 2, due for release in early-November.

Caitlin wants to ask questions that haven’t been asked before. With a background in music and arts writing, she has profiled artists like The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr, Pixy LiaoWarpaint and Wolf Alice. Caitlin enjoys honest conversations about relationships, race, psychology and family.


Bonnie Stevens - Facilitator
Founding Editor of Mous Magazine

Bonnie is a Brisbane-based writer, editor and publisher. She is the founding editor and publisher of arts and culture publication Mous Magazine, the founder and host of monthly panel discussions series INFORM, the publishing consultant for Eye Bag Magazine and a former content editor for ASOS AU. Her work has appeared in publications such as Global Hobo, Inside Out Magazine and ASOS. Bonnie has recently completed a Master’s degree at QUT where her research focused on using collaborative approaches to publishing to assist young writers’ professional development. 



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