Welcome to TasWriters


Encouraging, supporting and promoting Tasmanian writers and stories.

Welcome to TasWriters, where writers connect for the latest information on Tasmania’s literary scene, get updates on events and find support. We are here to help, whatever your query.

TasWriters:

  • Supports, develops and promotes Tasmanian writers at all stages of their careers;
  • Offers a hub for the dissemination of advice, information and resources, supporting a network of flourishing writers’ groups across the State;
  • Develops and strengthens links within and beyond the sector using cooperative programs with other organisations;
  • Maintains a database of writers willing to present workshops, courses and talks in schools, TAFE, UTAS, libraries and migrant services

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2024

Thursday 27th June 2024

at Hadley’s Orient Hotel on Murray Street

 Refreshments from 6pm. The meeting will start at 6.30pm.

A CITY OF LITERATURE 

WITHOUT A WRITERS’ CENTRE?

 That’s what is ahead of us unless we can attract government or philanthropic support.

 We know what writers want and need. We know how the community benefits from the festivals, workshops, information and online resources we provide. We also know that writers can help to turn around this state’s literacy problem. We have the ideas and the people who can deliver them, but in a small state like Tasmania, providing the kinds of services you want costs money – and the cupboard’s almost bare.

 So what do you, our members, want to do? Should TasWriters put all activities on hold, cut them to a bare minimum, or fold altogether? We need you at this year’s AGM to make a decision. Please bring your ideas, your philanthropists, and your votes.

The following documentation will be available from the TasWriters website from the 20th June:

 

The website has links for renewing or joining TasWriters and for obtaining a ticket for the AGM.

Please review the documentation ahead of the event.

If you wish to participate and vote at the AGM you must be a financial member (membership paid up to date) of TasWriters.  You can join or renew on the TasWriters’ website via the link above.

 Non-members may attend the AGM and can ask to speak. This is allowed if a majority of the attending members approve.

Proxy votes can be submitted prior to the AGM. Instructions on how to do this are on the Proxy form.

The latest Board bios are available on the website.

The 2023 Annual Report will be available on the website by 20th June.

If you wish to attend the AGM you must get a ticket, available here:

 

Each person must obtain their own ticket.

 The tickets are free but essential due to the limited number of seats available.

Sue Kennedy

Public Officer for TasWriters


TasWriters members enjoy benefits like discounts on tickets to events, promotion of their book launches or activities and the Members-only newsletter which features a curated list of paying opportunities for writers.

 

Membership is open – join here!

 

If you would like to keep up to date with events, workshops and literature news you can also sign up for our free monthly newsletter here.


TasWriters is proud to have been a part of the Hobart City of Literature working group! The application to UNESCO to become a Creative City of Literature has been accepted!

For more information on the bid, click here.