Blog category: MWF Interns

June 12, 2018

Intern Blog: Adaptations

by Sasha Gattermayr The age-old question: Do you read the book before you see the movie? Adaptations are notoriously fraught with artistic danger. How does a filmmaker balance the deeper intention behind the writer’s work with their own creative vision? Is an adaptation a separate work of art that poses different questions than the original…

Meet the Intern: Sasha

What do you like to do when you’re not interning? Watching The West Wing. Seriously. It consumes almost all my free time. (But also cooking for my friends, seeing movies, and reading). If you could be any fictional character for a week, who would you be? Miss Marple. Why did you decide to intern? I’d…

June 5, 2018

Intern Blog: Paradoxical Prose Poetry – Where to Start?

by Anneliz Marie Erese When I was in the sixth grade, I started writing diary entries in the back of a notebook filled with quotes, song lyrics and my friends’ answers to a questionnaire I circulated around the class. (What is your favourite colour? What is your motto in life?) A decade later, and my…

Meet the Intern: Anneliz Erese

MWF program intern Anneliz answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? Watching TV series and movies, editing for a digital journal for Filipino creatives called ALPAS Journal, writing, reading, hanging out on Pinterest, daydreaming. If you could be any fictional character for a week, who would you be?…

May 30, 2018

Intern Blog: Everyone Needs Literary Festivals

by Jean Yu I was once a quiet reader in bed. My Kindle in the dark was more wondrous than exploring amongst the bustling crowds of a book fair. When we read a book, we see a world in miniature – that’s why I enjoy reading. Charles Dickens and David Copperfield shall always be my favourites.…

Meet the Intern: Jean Yu

MWF program intern Jean answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? I like to hang out and dine with friends, and invite friends to watch movies at home. (I got a little projection thing so…save the money!) If you could be any fictional character for a week, who…

May 22, 2018

Intern Blog: Five Essential Writers for Interpreting Trump’s America

by Benjamin Clark We live in confusing times. Not least because the leader of the free world seems hell-bent on keeping us constantly confused. Each day there are more bamboozling tweets, more ‘alternative facts’, more calculated misdirection. Never has the role of writers and journalists been more vital. To distill truth and meaning in the swirling…

Meet the Intern: Benjamin

MWF marketing and development intern Benjamin answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? I enjoy reading, writing, watching Netflix and patting my very excitable doggo Rusty. If you could be any fictional character for a week, who would you be? I’d be Hermione from Harry Potter. Harry gets…

May 15, 2018

Intern Blog: Great Reads to Tug at Your Heartstrings

by Kate Scott From joy to heartache, anger and surprise, books can hit all kinds of nerves. But when looking back over my all-time favourite reads I realised they all have one thing in common, they are the rare ones that have made me cry. So what is it about sad books that people enjoy…

Meet the Intern: Kate

MWF marketing and development intern Kate answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? When I’m not interning, I am studying business/arts at Monash or learning a new language! I’ve been studying French for a few years and have just taken up Mandarin. I also love food and wine…

May 8, 2018

Intern Blog: Bad Reviews and Valuing Simplicity

by Tracy Chen Rupi Kaur’s 2014 debut poetry collection, Milk and Honey is a vulnerable discussion of love, hurt and healing, touching on experiences of intergenerational family tensions along the way. Selling well over a million copies, it was loved for its raw format and immediate connection with many women who saw their own emotional…

Meet the Intern: Tracy

MWF marketing and development intern Tracy answers the tough questions. What do you like to do when you’re not interning? I study graphic design at school and also make/perform music sometimes. Why did you decide to intern? I’m interested in learning about event development in the arts, particularly the curatorial and marketing aspects. A bit…