– Hosted at Donkey Wheel House
part of a series on Sound
About the speaker
Penny Modra is editorial director at The Good Copy, a Melbourne-based writing studio and grammar school. She spent seven years as editor of Three Thousand and some of those as editorial director of The Thousands city guides nationally. Penny is a regular ‘grammar enthusiast’ guest on 774 ABC Radio. She has written weekly visual arts columns for The Age and The Sunday Age, and copy-edited everything from Head Full of Snakes magazine to PhDs that are due in twelve hours.
Penny was a co-founder of Melbourne’s experimental poster publishing project Is Not Magazine (2005–2008, RIP).
Creative event spaces for people wanting to make a different difference. If someone is making a difference through business we would love them to be talking about it here. If they aren’t yet, we would love them to be introduced to another way whilst hosting their events at Donkey Wheel House. We host a mix of both corporate and community events to maintain a viable business model and to include everyone in the good work happening here. Our spaces are ideal for workshops and team meetings, conferences, presentations, product launches and private events.
In 1987, Billy Blue Creative (which blossomed from the infamous Billy Blue Magazine) decided to open a tiny design school to train creative folk who would eventually contribute to projects circling the design studio and creative department. A crowd of about four was expected. Sixty-six people enrolled and there was a long waiting list…
In essence, the college was created by industry for industry and we’ve been building on that concept in everything we cultivate. Since opening our college doors 25+ years back, Billy Blue College of Design has launched the careers thousands of graduate creatives and thought leaders, qualified and ready to make their mark in the design and creative industries.
Shutterstock, CreativeMornings’ global partner for visual inspiration is excited to be working with CreativeMornings Melbourne on the local level as a breakfast sponsor.
With a growing collection of over 50 million photos, vectors, videos and music tracks, Shutterstock helps provide the building blocks for creative professionals to do their best work. As a continued source of income for tens of thousands of photographers, illustrators, and videographers who contribute to the collection, Shutterstock helps artists worldwide to pursue their dreams.
Here at Clement we’re about two things: Good coffee and Good People. Like all fruit, coffee is seasonal. Depending on the time of year, we roast and sell the freshest, tastiest coffee from around the globe. Our baristas don’t just make coffee - they love it. They take the time to learn about where it comes from and how it’s best served.
Morning Peopleeeeeeee! It’s that time of the month again and we’re back at Donkey Wheel House.
This month we are joined by Penny Modra, lady extraordinaire and grammar enthusiast who is the also editorial director at The Good Copy. Joining us on the topic of ‘sound’ Penny will be chatting to us about how to sound like a person.
What makes writing ‘good’ or ‘bad’? Kurt Vonnegut’s advice was that writing “should not disappear up its own asshole”. David Foster Wallace said it should have a short “vector of meaning”. But what did they really mean? Penny will be exploring some practical tips that have helped her to edit her own work, minimise writing freak-outs and, well, sound like a person.
This month we will also be joined by Kinfolks newest neighbours The Big Issue, who are 20 yrs old this year! We will have some vendors selling issues before and after the event on Friday. So please stop by for a chat with them. All of the money from your magazine purchase goes directly to the vendors!
In other news get there early for some fresh Clement Coffee, who will be serving up their incredible batch brew & tea to get your day started right along with our brekky croissants, all courtesy of our generous sponsors Billy Blue and our proud Breakfast Sponsor, Shutterstock!
We are also a parent and kid friendly event so please feel free to bring along whoever you like!
Croissants and coffee from 8am. Penny at 8:30am.