Category: Blog

Recommended Reads: July

Each month the TWC publishes four recommended reads on our website. Three of the recommendations are recent releases by a local Tasmanian writer, an Australian writer and a children’s writer. The fourth is a Tasmanian classic that you may not have got round to reading, or that you may not have read for a long time. If […]

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Anne Morgan on the impact of children’s books

By Stephanie Eslake   Are kids reading enough these days, or are they spending too much time in front of the screen? A recent report from Scholastic showed encouraging results – more than half of kids aged 6-17 like reading books for fun, or at least think it’s important. Even more (86 per cent) enjoy […]

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Important Industry Insights: June

  Parallel importation  “You may have heard about how books will now be cheaper for consumers – and although this is disputed, it sounds like a good thing. But what does this really mean and what would we lose in exchange?” – Susan Hawthorn writes in The Guardian about the damaging impact of parallel importation on our book […]

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Blurring the lines with Omar Musa

By Stephanie Eslake   It’s no exaggeration to say Omar Musa is one of the coolest poets of his generation. The Malaysian-Australian artist blurs the lines between rap and poetry, having written two books and released three hip-hop albums. This month he returns to Tasmania, tutoring Year 9 students at The Friends School before he […]

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Honouring National Reconciliation Week

By Stephanie Eslake   About a century ago, David Unaipon became the first Indigenous author to be published in Australia. He paved the way for many of the incredible stories that have since been shared throughout our culture (some of which can be explored through this Reading Australia list that follows the theme: ‘Our History, […]

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Twitch Tuesdays: an evening with Ben Walter

By Arianne James   The first Twitch Tuesday of the year was held on April 19, and began by discussing the world of publishing with Ben Walter. An experienced and prolific writer, Ben gave the room an insight into the Australian publishing industry, noting some valuable tips and tricks to increase the chances of young […]

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Sharing your opinion with Van Badham

By Stephanie Eslake   Have you ever felt moved by an issue and wanted to share your opinion with hundreds, even thousands of readers? Van Badham has. The columnist shares her views on social, political, and environmental issues through Guardian Australia and is heading to Tasmania this month to show us how it’s done in […]

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The complexities of character with Lauren Daniels

By Stephanie Eslake   According to published writer and editor Lauren Daniels, a powerful character can reflect “the deepest themes of humanity”. Whether you’re writing creative non-fiction or mapping out a novel, it’s important to consider the psychology behind your leading star. Lauren will visit Hobart to show us how for her June 18 workshop […]

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Interns join the centre’s team

Congratulations to Zoe Cooney, Arianne James and Sheridan Legg! We are thrilled to have three excited interns joining our busy team. They will each work  a day per week in our office situated on the first floor of the historic Salamanca Arts Centre. They will work closely with centre staff and undertake research, proofing, assistance with strategic partnerships […]

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The three selves of Gina Mercer

By Leigh Rigozzi and Stephanie Eslake   Author and former Island editor Gina Mercer has been named the 2016 recipient of our Prince Edward Island residency program, and it’ll see her work on a collection of eco-poetry and interviews all around the theme of water. Gina has spent three decades teaching creative writing and literature […]

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