Join Us

TasWriters welcomes new members any time and we are pleased to announce that our new membership system is up and going so you can join via the link below, which will transfer you to the membership management system.

Membership is open – please join here!*

*Please note if your payment is not accepted immediately please try again as we have had a high volume of traffic through the payment system thanks to our enthusiastic community. It has meant that occasionally the system cannot process the transactions, a few minutes wait before trying again is usually enough to fix the problem.

Benefits of membership

Belonging to TasWriters provides members with access to a great range of services including:

  • A link to writers and writers groups throughout the State, including Seasonal Poets, Republic Readings, Women’s Poetry Oasis and book launches.
  • A regular on-line newsletter, providing up-to-date information on competitions and other opportunities for writers
  • A fantastic 10% book lovers’ discount at the Hobart Bookshop (excluding specials and secondhand books)
  • Workshops and courses for writers of various genres, including memoirs, novels, science fiction and children’s literature (see our Events page for details of up-coming events)
  • Access to a professional Manuscript Assessment Service
  • Meet the Publisher events to facilitate pitching manuscripts to publishers
  • Mentoring Services—provided by professional subcontractors
  • Young Writers services, including Twitch Youth Program (have a look  at these under the ‘Youth’ menu).
  • Hidden Stories program for Indigenous writers
  • Writers Festivals — premier biennial literary events held in alternate years in the north and south of the State.

Annual membership fees are: full-time student $25; concession $50 and full $75.

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Thank you to The Hobart Bookshop for many years of support.