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.


  • 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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, TasWriters operation has changed slightly.
Our office is no longer open to the public. The best way to contact us is via email admin@taswriters.org
For the time being, all TasWriters workshops will be conducted online! You can view a list of all the workshops on the schedule here. These workshops help support Tasmanian writers at a time when their income streams have been greatly reduced.
Stay safe and healthy, and keep writing!

The Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award

The annual ETAWA is open again.
This is a $1000 cash prize, as well as one year free membership to TasWriters and publication in issue 160 of Island Magazine.

Please check here for full details.

UPDATE: Please note at community request we have extended the deadline to 11:59pm on Sunday the 12th of July.

Freedom and Liberty in a Time of Corona Virus

There are three $1000 places for Tasmanian Writers to join a writers room and create a new play to explore how and why stories and writing are important to Freedom and Liberty.
Please check here for full details
We will be accepting Expressions of interest until the 20th of July.
Thank you to City of Hobart for funding this residency.

Hobart Writers Festival

The Hobart Writers Festival

TasWriters would like to thank everyone who took part in the Hobart Writers Festival this year!

The festival presenters, performers and volunteers were all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you!

TasWriters looks forward to our next festival in 2021. If you’d like to see what went on you can always check out the festival website. Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us.


Membership is open – join here!


In recognition of the deep history and culture of this island, TasWriters acknowledges the Mouheneenner People and the traditional owners and custodians of the land, and we pay our respect to the elders past, present and emerging.