Brien, Donna Lee
Donna Lee Brien, BEd (Deakin), MA (UTS), PhD (QUT), Grad Cert in Higher Ed (UNE), is Associate Professor of Creative Industries at Central Queensland University. Her biography, John Power 1881-1943, is the standard work on this expatriate artist and benefactor, and she is co-author (with Tess Brady) of the popular self-help books Girl’s Guide to Real Estate: How to Enjoy Investing in Property and Girl’s Guide to Work and Life: How to Create the Life you Want (both published by Allen & Unwin, Sydney). Founding Editor of dotlit: The Online Journal of Creative Writing and Assistant Editor of Imago: New Writing, Donna is currently Associate Editor of New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (UK), Special Issues editor of Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Programs and on the Board of Readers for Writing Macao. She is the Immediate Past President of the Australian Association of Writing Programs.
ArticlesIntroduction With a deluge of mouthwatering pre-publicity, the opening of The Spotted Pig, the USA’s first self-identified British-styled gastropub, in Manhattan in February 2004 was much anticipated. The late Australian chef, food writer and restauranteur Mietta O’Donnell has noted how “taking over a building or business which has a...Read more