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An interview between Hobart-based writer Leigh Swinbourne and actor Jane Longhurst

‘Request Program’, a play by Franz Xaver Kroetz  A Black Bag Trilogy Performance, Detached Gallery, Hobart, 5th to 14th August, 2022 Earl Art Centre, Launceston, 25th to 27th May, 2023 Language is vital to me. Whatever the writing project, I am always conscious of its beauty, power and utility. One of my attractions to Drama […]

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AMY’S TATTOO Hobart playwright Alison Mann talks to Leigh Swinbourne about her latest play

Back in the ‘seventies when I (Leigh) started attending theatre, two out of every three plays were Australian originals. The Nimrod in Sydney, the Australian Performing Group and La Mama in Melbourne produced fresh local drama that spoke directly to audiences about their own lives. Fast forward to 2022 and what has been built from […]

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Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays) 2022

Looking for summer reading or gift ideas? TasWriters members have published a great variety of books this year. We’re sure you’ll find that there’s something for everyone. We’ve put together this flyer to make it easy for you to find just what you’re after. Please note, there are 3 pages, so make sure you click […]

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Close and Personal with Mallika Naguran

Mallika is the author of two adaptations of classics for children—the Ramayana: The Quest to Rescue Sita and Peter Pan in the POP! Lit for Kids series (WS Education, 2021). She Never Looks Quite Back is her first collection of short stories published by Penguin Random House SEA on 14 December 2021, and is a […]

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An interview between Hobart writer Leigh Swinbourne and actor Robert Maxwell

The Winter’s Tale                                     Blue Cow Theatre, TMAG, 13th to 28th May. Covid shut down the theatres and sacked the actors and technicians. The Arts have always had a tough run in this country so artists have always had to learn resilience. Still keeping in mind the shattered careers and companies and the Morrison government’s […]

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Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays) 2021

Looking for summer reading or gift ideas? TasWriters members have published a great variety of books this year. We’re sure you’ll find that there’s something for everyone. We’ve put together this flyer to make it easy for you to find just what you’re after. Please note, there are 5 pages, so make sure you click […]

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Close and Personal with Francesca Haig

Arianne recently chatted with Tasmanian born Francesca Haig, bestselling author of the post-apocalyptic fantasy trilogy The Fire Sermon, about her new novel, The Cookbook of Common Prayer, which will be featured in our October Recommended Reads. I was curious to know whether Francesca enjoyed writing one book more than another, or if she found the process of writing […]

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