Category: TasWriters Programmes

Hidden Stories: Introducing the Speakers

To celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day 2016, which takes place on 7th September, we have been working with the Tasmanian branch of Children’s Book Council of Australia to run two days of events at Moonah Arts Centre titled Hidden Stories. Some of the most respected Aboriginal writers and speakers from Tasmania and beyond have agreed to participate in […]

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Hot Desk: Fiction from Gemma Krambousanos

AUTUMN // 1834 // The Province of Salamanca (The Cottage Green) The leaves were blood red, falling from the sky and scraping along the ground. A dangerous chill settled around the Province of Salamanca and the clouds rolled over full of the promise of rain. There was a buzz around the port as citizens curled […]

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Hot Desk: Poetry from Michael Stratford Hutch #3

iv: aftertaste; burnt coffee   I spent eternities in that café waiting   asking the room to take its place at the foot of my table kick off its shoes and start talking telling me                                      everything   […]

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Hot Desk: Poetry from Michael Stratford Hutch #2

ii: for example   during the convergence the resident’s real success was their invention of the forced poem   a poem with no substance no tangy flesh or love or beauty no forethought architecture or structure no driving force lightning arc great fire of creation no kindling spark or seed simply   obligation default position […]

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Hot Desk: Poetry from Michael Stratford Hutch #1

i: manifesto of the forced poems   forced poem, noun: an anti-poem non-being inexistence   e.g. pressing        exhausted fruit;   wringing a dry cloth with expectation of a pouringout;   forcing   the contents   from a void Michael Stratford Hutch completed this poem as part of the Tasmanian Writers Centre Hot […]

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Photoblog: Eloise Hart, Young Writer in the City

Eloise Hart has spent the past week exploring spaces in the City of Launceston. The writer (and talented photographer) is part of our Young Writers in the City program, in which a small group of emerging writers aged 16-25 take up a residency in one of Launceston’s prominent sites. The writers will each craft an experimental […]

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Sudan terror risk brings Madi project to a standstill

By Stephanie Eslake   One morning while living in a Sudan boarding school, Sarafino Enadio woke to the sounds of gunfire and soldiers marching. He wasn’t able to contact his family when he fled into the bush to avoid being captured – or worse. He eventually escaped on foot through the border of South Sudan, […]

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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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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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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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