Category: Community

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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Review of Emilie by Ingrid Ramsdale

Ingrid Ramsdale’s debut novel, Emilie, is perfect for fans of historical fiction. The story follows sixteen year old Emilie Lefroy, a young Huguenot noblewoman leagues ahead of her time, who dreams of studying herbal medicine. Fiercely intelligent and passionate about learning, Emilie struggles to come into her own amidst her strict and highly devout parents […]

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Close and Personal with Young Dawkins

Young Dawkins’ most recent collection of poems, Slow Walk Home was our Tasmanian Recent Release Feature for April. Young was kind enough to answer some of our questions about the book and his life as a poet and traveller.   Do you remember the moment that you decided poetry was something you wanted to pursue as […]

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Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays) 2020

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 4 pages, so make sure you click […]

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Tassie books this Christmas (and holidays)

Looking for summer reading or gift ideas? TasWriters members have been busy this year. They have published a grand variety of books, something for everyone. We’ve put together this flyer to make it easy for you to find just what you’re after. (Download link for ‘right click & save as’ lovers).

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PEN Letter Writing Day.

                  Beginning in 1921, PEN International was the first worldwide organisation of writers, and the first organisation to highlight that freedom of expression and literature could not be separated. They encourage organisations to facilitate gatherings where people can write letters and greeting cards to writers who have […]

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Photoblog: TWC Christmas Gathering

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Christmas Gathering at Hadley’s Hotel in Hobart earlier this week. It was great to see so many people there – some familiar faces but also some members who are new to the centre – and what a treat to have readings from so many of Tasmania’s best […]

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**Winners Announced**: Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2016

By Lucinda Sharp   Forty South Publishing and the Tasmanian Association for the Teaching of English (TATE) are proud to announce the winners of the Young Tasmanian Writers’ Prize 2016 as judged by Cameron Hindrum (Senior Section), Penny Lane (Junior Section – preliminary judge) and Dr Anne Morgan (Junior Section – final judge). The winner of each section […]

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Kids Weaving Stories: Photoblog

More than 100 Tassie kids have embarked on magical journeys of their own making during these school holidays. Weaving stories of places near and far, budding young writers up to 17 years old are having a ball at the free Children’s Creative Writing Workshops. Our finest children’s authors are travelling to LINCs right across the state. It’s been a […]

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End of Year Wrap-up

It’s been another busy year at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre – full of festivals, workshops, competitions, gatherings, masterclasses and mentorships. Throughout the year we’ve been bringing writers in from overseas and interstate to connect with and inspire the literary community in Hobart: Anita Heiss came down to teach a course on memoir writing, Omar Musa on […]

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