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Saturday, August 26 • 15:00 - 16:00
Streets of your town — Public panel

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What does Brisbane’s story look/sound/taste like in 2017? Once every Queenslander with a creative dream had an exit strategy. Today, young writers, musicians, journalists, artists and slashies of all stripes are staying and slaying in Brisbane.

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Moderators
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Jerath Head

Assistant editor, Griffith Review
Jerath Head is assistant editor at Griffith Review, and co-editor of Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back. He’s also a research assistant and content contributor for Griffith University’s Policy Innovation Hub. His writing has been published in New Philosopher and Kill You... Read More →

Speakers
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Mel Buttle

Comedian and columnist, QWeekend
Mel Buttle is a hilarious bundle of contradictions, and she’s a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country. Originally from Brisbane, she has been performing on the live comedy circuit across the country for years. As well as live performance, she is a seasoned writer with a weekly column in The Courier-Mail, writing on ABC2 and Pivot... Read More →
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Patience Hodgson

The Grates / Southside Tearoom
With more than 15 years’ experience at the forefront of the music industry —both in Australia and internationally— and 5 years experience owning & operating a bar/cafe, Patience Hodgson, together with her partner John Patterson, brings a unique and charming perspective to both indie rock music and hospitality alike. Known for their catchy pop songs, adventurous and gamboling live... Read More →
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John Patterson

The Grates / Southside Tearoom
With more than 15 years’ experience at the forefront of the music industry —both in Australia and internationally— and 5 years experience owning & operating a bar/cafe, John Patterson, together with his partner Patience Hodgson, brings a unique and charming perspective to both indie rock music and hospitality alike. Known for their catchy pop songs, adventurous and gamboling live... Read More →
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Airling (Hannah Shepherd)

Singer-songwriter
Airling (Hannah Shepherd) is fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in the Australian music industry with her own twist on pop music. In just her first 18 months, her career has a fantastic grounding: the release of her debut EP Love Gracefully, the successful track... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia