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Verity Croker

Verity Croker writes across a range of genres. Her most recent publication is May Day Mine, a young adult novel, released by Harmony Ink Press in the US. Her stories for 8-12 year olds, Cyclone Christmas and Block City, have been published by Sunshine Books/Wendy Pye, New Zealand. She has written travel articles for the […]

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Robyn Mundy

Dr Robyn Mundy is the author of two literary novels, The Nature of Ice, published by Allen & Unwin, and Wildlight published in 2016 by Picador. She is co-author of the young readers’ Epic Adventure: Epic Voyages, while her short fiction appears in Australian and USA literary journals, in The Best Australian Stories 2013, and in […]

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Lian Tanner

Lian Tanner has been dynamited while scuba diving and arrested while busking. She once spent a week in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, hunting for a Japanese soldier left over from the Second World War. She likes secrets, old bones, and animals that are not what they seem. Lian’s best-selling Keepers Trilogy has been […]

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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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