The 2023 Creators of Ipswich Summit kicked off the Spark Ipswich arts festival this week.

The Queensland Summit gave participants the chance to learn skills such as how to pitch to publishers and how to start a podcast.

Author and Queensland University of Technology lecturer Melanie Saward and journalist Rhianna Patrick facilitated two of the workshops.

Melanie and Rhianna spoke about the Summit and what it’s like being First Nations women in their creative fields.

Image: Melanie Saward, Christine Anu and Rhianna Patrick at the Spark Ipswich Festival. (Image supplied)

Produced By: Netta Finney

Featured In Story: Melanie Saward – Bigambul and Wakka Wakka writer, editor and QUT lecturer, and Rhianna Patrick – Torres Strait Islander journalist and broadcaster

First aired on The Wire, Friday 7 July 2023