Tag: Close and personal

Close and Personal with Aleesah Darlison

  Wednesday 7th September 2016 is National Threatened Species Day and commemorates the 80th anniversary of the death of the last known (captive) thylacine.   Stripes in the Forest by award-winning children’s author, Aleesah Darlison, is a poignant and emotive story of an iconic species lost. Told from the perspective of the last wild, female Tasmanian tiger, it provides […]

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Close and Personal with Anne Kellas

By Stephanie Eslake   Poets, grab your works-in-progress and bring them along to be examined by an expert. Sound scary? Good – because we’re looking to push you Outside your comfort zone with Anne Kellas this September 24. Her Launceston masterclass is designed for experienced poets to venture into the unknown, and explore new ways to engage with poetry. Anne […]

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Close and Personal with Adam Ouston

By Stephanie Eslake   Hobart writer Adam Oustan knows a thing or two about short stories. His work has appeared in publications such as The Canary Press, Southerly, Island Magazine, Voiceworks, Crikey, The Lifted Brow, The Review of Australian Fiction, and the 2014 Transportation anthology. Adam is the recipient of the 2014 Erica Bell Literary […]

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Close and Personal with Jane Godwin

By Stephanie Eslake   Jane Godwin never quite grew out of children’s books. The Melbourne author has forged a career in writing for children of all ages, and since having produced more than 20 books in a range of formats from picture books for young kids to novels for the heavier readers. Jane will present two […]

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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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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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