The Uni Writers' Festival

Launching the Uni Writers Fest with ‘Our Best’

By September 15, 2020 No Comments

Glass Magazine and Scratch That have teamed up to bring you this homage to the writing community of QUT. Featuring some of our very best, this collection of musings, poetry and creative fiction showcases the work Glass and ScratchThat have published in 2020, read by the authors themselves. Special thanks to Genevieve of Vermillion Records who assisted with recording and preparing the tracks for publication.

CW: References to sexual assault, domestic violence and gender dysphoria.

Our Artists

About the Festival

The Uni Writers’ Festival kicks off tomorrow at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus. Put together by QUT Guild’s Glass Magazine and UQ’s Publications Society, the festival will run from Wednesday the 16th to Friday the 18th of September. We have events running every day!

Wednesday 16th (UQ St Lucia)
At 5:30pm Jacaranda Journal is hosting a live reading and open mic at UQ St Lucia’s Grassy Knoll.
At 6:30pm UQ SASS and UQ PubSoc will present a Zoom panel on Science communication.
At 6:30 the upcoming publication Fem & Them+ will be hosting a live panel on female and nonbinary voices in writing.

Thursday 16th (QUT Kelvin Grove, Grove Bar)
At 2pm Glass and Inklings will be hosting a creative event and social gathering, where artists create their ‘exquisite corpse’ and sit down with one another to portray their new friends in word or in art.
At 4pm QUT Literary Salon presents their annual Pride Salon.
At 6:30pm
on Zoom Glass editor Ashleigh North will be sitting down with industry professionals to talk writing, publishing and creative practice.

Friday 18th (QUT Kelvin Grove, Grove Bar)
Join Glass at the festival closing party, where we’ll be catching up on all the fabulous work throughout this three-day experience, listening to featured artists from Vermillion Records and launching our third 2020 magazine: Grit and Glitter.

You can also look forward to content from Vermillion Records artists, a community soundscape created by local artist Amy Sargeant, and Glass’s In My Voice showcase featuring QUT writers sharing stories in their own languages.


About Scratch That Magazine:
Scratch That is an arts and culture magazine created by QUT students, aiming to publish high quality, original work as a way to showcase the burgeoning talents of emerging writers and artists. They’re on the lookout for vibrant written pieces, visual artworks, and digital works. Submissions for Issue 3 are currently open and will close Friday the 10th of October (10/10) at 11:59PM.

Ashleigh North

Ashleigh North

Ashleigh is a QUT law and creative writing student and 2020 QUT News Editor. In 2020, she founded and curated the Uni Writers Fest as a Glass editor, in collaboration with UQ Pub Soc. You can find her trialling new recipes or procrastinating over a half-drunk cap.

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