Pillow Talk!- and Join us in Launceston for the Larger Conversation

Pillow Talk!

Hadleys Hotel, the Festival of Voices and the Tasmanian Writers Centre are hopping into bed together. It is part of Pillow Talk; a whimsical project that invites Tasmanian poets to write a ten line poem on the theme… ‘sweet voices, sweet dreams’
Five poems will be selected and presented on the pillows of every guest staying in Hadleys Hotel throughout the Festival of Voices 2014. The writers will be invited to read their work at an event at Hadleys Hotel during the festival which runs from 4-13 July.
Tasmanian based writers are encouraged to submit their own original works that will be licensed by FoV for a fee of $50 for the duration of the festival.
The ten line poems must be emailed to: communications@tasmanianwriters.org by April 1, 2020. The winning poets and poems will be announced in June.
For more information about the project please contact Kylie Eastley, Communications Manager at theTasmanian Writers Centre. PH: 6224 0029 M: 0439 262 344

The Larger Conversations: Whose History? Launceston 21 February

"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history." - George Orwell, 1984
We are excited to be presenting Henry Reynolds in conversation with Jeff Malpas and Patsy Cameron to discuss this theme for our Larger Conversation in Launceston on 21 February. They will talk about how the telling of history affects the present and the future. The Larger Conversations, chaired by Utas Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Jeff Malpas,spela slots explore the synergies between science and the humanities.The audience are invited to participate in this thought-provoking conversation with a uniquely Tasmanian focus. 
Friday 21 February, 6 - 7.30pm
Upstairs at Fullers Bookshop, 93 St John St, Launceston
$5 for TWC members (show your card at the door) or $10 for non members. All welcome.
For more details see events listing at left.
Join us afterwards for a counter meal at O'Keefes Hotel, (124 George St, Launcetston). RSVP

Check out the Digital Writers' Festival online 13-24 Feb

'An online carnival dedicated to what happens when technology and the written word collide.' Featuring Bethanie Blanchard, Benjamin Law, Elmo Keep and many more. Join the Emerging Writers' Festival with several dozen writers, readers and publishers online for twelve days of live-streamed discussions about the future of writing. Access the program and all events at digitalwritersfestival.com


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