Webinar - Global Leadership Series: Creativity in the time of COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic it is challenging to find the new 'normal'. Creative pursuits can be impeded by uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. How can one write about the world when it looks so different than it did a few months ago? 

Despite these challenges, significant moments in history can force us to ask questions, reimagine the world and inspire us to tell our story. 

Join together for an online webinar with UQ's panel of authors and experts, who will draw upon their own experience to discuss how to continue a creative journey during a time of mass disruption. 

Date: 18 June 2020 

Time: 6–7pm AEST

 Zoom: Register for the Zoom link



Dr Helen Marshall
Dr Helen Marshall is a Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing at the School of Communication and Arts.  She has won the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and the Shirley Jackson Award for her two collections of short stories. Her debut novel The Migration released last year argued for the need to remain hopeful, even in the worst circumstances. It was one of The Guardian’s top science fiction books of the year and was recently optioned by Clerkenwell Films.



Shannon Molloy
Shannon Molloy is an award-winning journalist and writer whose career spans print, digital and publishing, covering a range of topics from politics to entertainment and social affairs. He is currently a senior reporter at news.com.au. His debut book, Fourteen, was recently released to critical acclaim.




Joy Rhoades
Joy Rhoades is an Australian lawyer and writer living in London. Her first novel for Penguin, The Woolgrower’s Companion, was a debut bestseller in Australia in 2017 and was shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize (UK Society of Authors) and the Historic Writers’ Debut Crown. Joy’s latest book, The Burnt Country, also a bestseller in its category, was released last year. 









Creativity in the time of COVID-19

Thu 18 Jun 2020 6:00pm7:00pm