Author: Arianne James

Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan inspires home state with award-winning streak and passion for indigenous literacy

Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan has become a living literary legend in his home state – jointly winning the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction for his tremendous tale of the Burma Death Railway in The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Flanagan has won the award alongside Victorian Steven Carroll for his title A World […]

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What a year! Tasmanian authors and writers experience most successful and applauded year in history

With more than 130 book launches and dozens of literary award wins, Tasmanian authors have plenty of reason to celebrate an unprecedented level of success in 2014. Book stores in Tasmania averaged three to four launches statewide each week, while the cream of Tasmania’s writing community were shortlisted, won and were awarded many prestigious awards […]

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Prince Edward Island Residency

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is seeking applications from writers from Hobart to live and write in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) this September.

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Get cosy with a Tasmanian author this Valentine’s Day

It doesn’t matter whether you’re loved-up with your soulmate firmly in tow, or you’re a lonely heart looking for “the one”, you’re sure to enjoy getting friendly with one of Tasmania’s premier romance authors come this February 14. Tasmanian Writers’ Centre director Chris Gallagher said romance writing seemed to blossom naturally in Tasmania, with home-grown […]

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Get that novel written in new year-long course

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce A Novel Journey – nine sessions over the course of 2015 designed to guide both budding and experienced writers alike through the journey of penning their very own masterpieces. A Novel Journey will be held in Hobart, starting March 29 respectively. The sessions will be held on weekend […]

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Don’t miss this chance! Omar Musa to inspire audiences in Hobart

In a rare event for Hobart, renowned spoken word and hip-hop poet Omar Musa will be delivering a skills-based workshop followed by a raw, edgy performance and open mic night on Saturday, March 28. The workshop and performance is presented by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre in partnership with the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, and will be […]

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Tasmanian Writers’ Centre and Hachette Mentoring Program

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is excited to announce the Hachette Mentoring Program, which offers a professional mentorship opportunity for one Tasmanian writer a year to work with Sophie Hamley, Publisher with Hachette Australia and former President of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association. Applications will open Monday June 1 and close 5pm, Friday June 26. You […]

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PEN Lecture – An Evening with Graphic Artists Pat Armstrong and Nicki Greenberg

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is hosting an evening with award-winning graphic novelist Nicki Greenberg and political commentary comic designer Pat Armstrong, in partnership with Her Majesty’s Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival 2015. Pat Armstrong In early 2014, millionaire Graeme Wood pulled the funding to his experiment in Australian web-journalism, the Global Mail. The final piece […]

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