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NMIT Bachelor of Writing and Publishing student selected to review for the Melbourne Fringe Festival

25 Mar 2013

Each year, Express Media enlists an intrepid group of 18-25 year olds to review performances and exhibitions at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. This year, Bachelor of Writing and Publishing student, Samantha Thomas, has embraced the challenge. Sam's first review, on the musical extravaganza, The Dry Martinis and the Cigarettes of Doom, is now available on the Buzzcuts website.

The best of the Buzzcuts reviews of the festival will also be published in Beat Magazine, Fringe Benefits and/or Lowdown Online.

Melbourne Fringe is the leading organisation for the independent arts in Victoria. Established in 1982, Melbourne's longest-running and most popular Arts festival is a vital resource to independent artists.

Buzzcuts is an initiative of Express Media, a national, not-for-profit, incorporated association, which is recognised as the peak organisation for young writers in Australia. From 1997, Buzzcuts has been train-ing young writers and broadcasters in critical Arts reviewing.

Since its first intake in 2009, NMIT's Bachelor of Writing and Publishing has developed a growing reputation for excellence and innovation in teaching. Adding to the programme's industry-acclaimed undergraduate degree, the new Publishing Lab was established in 2010 to research and develop emergent publishing platforms.

In 2011, a further exciting development will take place when the degree joins the Creative Hub of degrees at the beautiful Fairfield campus. Enquiries about the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing programme should be directed to Dr Karen Simpson Nikakis. For information about NMIT's Publishing Lab, contact Mr Paul Ashton or Dr Sigi Jottkandt.

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Media enquiries should be directed to the NMIT Communications Officer, James Gardener, on (03) 92691579, 0413 483 182 or

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