Category: Young Writers

From Where I Stood #1: Harry Wood, by Jane Beeke

The Tasmanian Writers Centre has selected five emerging writers aged 16-30 as residents in the inaugural Devonport Young Writers in the City program. Jane Beeke spent her residency at the Bass Strait Maritime Museum, writing a continuous story inspired by the history she researched. This is the first entry in this story, which we will […]

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Sonder, and the Lucid Dream by Skye Cusack, Devonport Young Writer

The Tasmanian Writers Centre has selected five emerging writers aged 16-30 as residents in the inaugural Devonport Young Writers in the City program. Skye Cusack’s experimental essay was inspired by the people she encountered in the Rooke St Mall.   Sonder, and the Lucid Dream By Skye Cusack   Preface I am going to be […]

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A Writer in a Radio Station by Lauren Hay, Devonport Young Writer

The Tasmanian Writers Centre has selected five emerging writers aged 16-30 as residents in the inaugural Devonport Young Writers in the City program. Lauren Hay spent her residency writing from Sea FM and documents her experience in this essay. The SeaFM studio on the corner of Hillcrest Road and Don Road is home to Lee […]

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Bigger on the Inside by Kate Elphinstone, Devonport Young Writer

The Tasmanian Writers Centre has selected five emerging writers aged 16-30 as residents in the inaugural Devonport Young Writers in the City program. Kate Elphinstone spent her residency at the Devonport Regional Gallery, and has crafted the following experimental essay based on her experiences.   Bigger on the Inside By Kate Elphinstone   I’m writing […]

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Jane Beeke explores Devonport’s maritime history in her residency

Jane Beeke is one of our 2017 Young Writers in the City, and she is spending her residency exploring Devonport’s Bass Strait Maritime Centre. Here, you can see some photos of her residency journey and some excerpts from her blog, in which she is documenting her time and discoveries on this historical journey. Jane spent her […]

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Devonport Young Writers in the City: Kyle Perry

The Tasmanian Writers Centre has selected five emerging writers aged 16-30 as residents in the inaugural Devonport Young Writers in the City program. Kate Elphinstone, Skye Cusack, Jane Beeke, Lauren Hay, and Kyle Perry are immersing themselves in the northern coastal city of Devonport to craft experimental essays based on their summer experiences.  Kyle Perry, […]

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YaYa Mackeddie: Life Lessons from City Park

Welcome to our Young Writer in the City stories! The works in this series were written by young writers who sourced inspiration from Launceston’s prominent sites and buildings during their 2016 residency.   About YaYa Mackeddie, 2016 Young Writer in the City I’m a typical teenager with way too many books to read and not […]

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Tessa Wynne: Winter in the Museum

Welcome to our Young Writer in the City stories! The works in this series were written by young writers who sourced inspiration from Launceston’s prominent sites and buildings during their 2016 residency.   About Tessa Wynne, 2016 Young Writer in the City I am a 23-year-old student, feminist, artist, writer, mum and recent discoverer of […]

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Jasper Godden: NightLife

Welcome to our Young Writer in the City stories! The works in this series were written by young writers who sourced inspiration from Launceston’s prominent sites and buildings during their 2016 residency.   About Jasper Godden, 2016 Young Writer in the City Jasper is the sort of person who comes up with his best ideas […]

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Grace Kenyon: And by the Water I have been Humbled

Welcome to our Young Writer in the City stories! The works in this series were written by young writers who sourced inspiration from Launceston’s prominent sites and buildings during their 2016 residency.   About Grace Kenyon, 2016 Young Writer in the City I am 17 years old, in year 11 at Launceston College. I am […]

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