creativity

Schmørgåsbaag

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Think of Schmørgåsbaag as Harry Potter’s Room of Requirement, but for Hobartians in need of a place to host, hold, hang or make things. Luuk Wipprecht, the founder, coordinator and polymath behind Schmørgåsbaag, sheds light on the origin, aims and happenings of Murray Street’s pop-up space.

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Tigress Magazine

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“Tigress is a message we need to hear; Tigress is a message we want to hear.”

So declares Ellie Bricknell, a guest speaker at Tigress Magazine’s crowdfunding campaign party last Friday night. She is an ardent feminist, bulldozing her way as an actor, and 15 years old – an inspiring representation of Tigress’s readership and contributors.

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Fraught with fraudulence

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When I landed a review writing internship in 2013, I bemoaned a similar sentiment to our social media coordinator, Cheney. Without missing a beat, she replied that I was suffering from a little thing called imposter syndrome, and proceeded to give me a rousing sermon equal to Henry V’s St Crispin’s Day speech.

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Still a good score

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What’s it like at places where people go and stand before a crowd and have their writing publicly judged? The good news is that I wouldn’t describe the atmosphere at a poetry slam as fear-inducing. Raucous – yes. Rowdy – certainly. Structured by a loose handful of rules, each more puzzling than the last – definitely. But not really scary at all.

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Begin at the beginning

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I have a lot of admiration for people who have produced great novels and great albums, but the largest space in my heart is reserved for the beginners. People who are just starting out, and can think of a thousand excuses not to continue, but who push through and do the thing regardless. I’ve always wondered what the difference is between them and the ones who sit around talking about “someday”.

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Shark in dolphin’s clothing

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Since writing the period essay, I’ve definitely had people say to me “Oh, I’ve had this experience” and I’ve kind of become the collector of menstrual experiences. Which I don’t object to in the least! But I don’t know if people have censored themselves around me as a product of that. I don’t want that to be the case, but I can also see that I’m possibly a bit of a shark, or maybe a shark that looks like a dolphin. And everyone’s like, “Yay! Let’s play with the dolphin!” And then I’ll go away and kill one of them.

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