Street Reads Logo (1 of 1)We are very excited to announce that the expressions of interest (EOI) are now open for Brisbane Street Reads 2015.


We are looking for three writers, one artist and one musician/composer to join our production team this year to create three new choose your own adventure style stories in the Brisbane suburbs.


Download an application form below by clicking on the appropriate link:



Applications are due by 10 am Monday the 25th of May.

Photo thanks to Nancy Brown

Photo thanks to Nancy Brown


If you are not based in Brisbane don’t despair! Sign up to our Writer or Artist/Musician newsletters and you will be the first to hear about EOIs for other cities across Australia.


Here’s a little more about the project for these EOIs:




To Be Launched September 2015


An interactive Choose Your Own Story adventure narrative through Brisbane Suburbs. Street Reads takes the reading experience from the traditional printed page and delivers it to smart phones and mobile devices. Through the Story City locative app, readers are guided on a trail to unravel and explore a story of their own choosing.


In previous years Street Reads has been run in the CBD and in South Bank, but this year we want to take Street Reads out into the suburbs of Brisbane, showcasing the other vibrant sections of our city.



Street Reads will showcase the work of three local writers as well as an illustrator and musician. Street Reads is presented by Story City and an initiative of the Brisbane City Council.


Rachelle Sadler · May 5, 2015 at 11:51 am

Hi there,
Can I apply if my plan would be to focus on an area in the Brisbane region but under the jurisdiction of another council. For example, the Moreton Bay region. Or does it specifically have to be a suburb within the Brisbane City Council region?

    Emily Craven · May 8, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Hi Rachelle,

    Thanks for the enquiry, unfortunately it has to be within the Brisbane City Council region.



Steve Dee · May 19, 2015 at 9:08 am

Hey guys, I’ve lived in Brisbane my whole life but am moving to Sydney in June. Should I still apply or do I need to live locally to carry out the work?

    Emily Craven · May 22, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Hey Steve,

    If you were moving in July I would say ‘go for it!’ but to be able to get through to round 2 of the applications you have to attend a workshop somewhere in the week of the 8th-15th of June and then you need to be in Brisbane the week after to go on a couple of hour walk with myself and the artist and musician to pick/finalise your locations. Which takes us to the end of June. It is also then super helpful for you to be able to walk around as you’re writing (even though we take lots of photos, sometimes you just have to check in the final stages that you’ve captured a location correctly).

    We had one of our writers move to Scotland in August last year but that still gave us all the time we needed to do the initial writing. Unfortunately I think your deadline may be too tight, I’m so sorry…

    Hopefully we’ll do one in Sydney (and if you know anyone to connect us to please let us know! It will happen faster that way!)



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