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New youth magazine targets arts scene

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A group of Curtin University of Technology students and graduates will launch a new print youth magazine called, dotdotdash, in September.

Curtin creative writing honors student Steven Finch said dotdotdash is aimed at getting more young people involved in the Perth arts scene while showcasing the talents of various Curtin Humanities students.

“dotdotdash brings together more than 25 Curtin students and graduates from creative and professional writing, fine arts, public relations, marketing, and graphic design degrees,” said Mr Finch, 23, of Leeming.

“We’re all pretty excited to collaborate on this project.”

dotdotdash will be a colourful, quarterly print publication distributed nationally.

“The idea came about in conversation with my creative writing peers.

“We thought it was a shame that the Perth youth weren’t more involved in their arts scene, especially writers.”

Almost $10,000 in funding has already been raised to support the publication which includes a Propelarts YCulture Metro grant of $3,300 and an Express Media Write in Your Face grant of $5,000.

“The funding is going towards printing costs, creative workshops for emerging artists, and literary nights.”

Curtin’s Dr Hunn said dotdotdash was an outstanding example of student and graduate ingenuity and persistence.

“I congratulate them on their passion as this is all being done above and beyond their study, jobs and other commitments,” Dr Hunn said.

“dotdotdash is proving to be a wonderful outlet for them and I can’t wait to see the finished result.”

For more information go to or contact Steven Finch at

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