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Sally Odgers

Sally Odgers was born in Latrobe in the 1950s and still lives there with her husband and co-writer Darrel and their Jack Russells. She has two children, two grandchildren and enjoys walking dogs and gardening. Sally started writing in the late 1960s and has now produced somewhere between 250 and 300 published books. Recent books […]

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Gina Mercer

Gina Mercer enjoys a three-stranded career as a writer, teacher and editor. She has taught creative writing and literature in universities and communities for nearly 30 years. She is a former editor of Island. She has published four collections of poetry, The Ocean in the Kitchen (Five Islands Press, 1999), Night Breathing (Picaro Press, 2006), […]

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Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon grew up in a very booky house, with two librarian parents, in a small town by the sea in Tasmania. She spent her childhood dreaming about being a writer, and spent many a lunch hour walking around the playground reciting poetry. Kate’s first book, Three Things About Daisy Blue – a Young Adult […]

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Truth and Imagination

Cate Kennedy, Women of Letters and Now Hear This at the 2015 Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival. The festival is on in less than two months and we’re excited to announce even more writers that will be in attendance! On Friday September 11, Cate Kennedy’s The Essence of Great Stories masterclass is sure to be a must-attend for writers. On Saturday […]

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Make a Submission to Arts Cuts Inquiry

Here at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre, we were dismayed by the Federal Government’s announcement it would cut $104.8 million from The Australia Council. These cuts will have huge impacts on writer organisations like TWC. A Senate Inquiry has been called to investigate the issue. Everyone is welcome to make a submission to the Inquiry – […]

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ANNOUNCING Don Watson and Bob Brown

ON SALE MONDAY JULY 13! Headlining acts at the 2015 Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival, September 11-13. The third biennial Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival, to be held at the newly refurbished Hadley’s Orient Hotel, will host many of Australia’s greatest poets, novelists, historians, thinkers, educators and cartoonists. While we’d love to tell you about all […]

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New writing competition launched in honour of Tasmanian short story pioneer

A new short story competition has been launched in honour of eminent and accomplished Tasmanian short story writer Geoff Dean. The Geoff Dean Short Story Competition will run biennially and is open to all Australian writers for outstanding short fiction between 3000-10,000 words. Geoff Dean, who passed away in 2011 at the age of 83, […]

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