Got a manuscript? Deadline looming for Erica Bell Award!

The Erica Bell Foundation Literature Award

Are you a Tasmanian writer? Do you have an manuscript that is burgeoning to be published? The Erica Bell Foundation Literature Award, which offers $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tassie writer closes this Friday, October 31! Visit the foundation's website here for more details.

This Sunday! Launch of 'Sunker's Deep' by Lian Tanner 

11:00am - 12:30pm Founders Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart .

The last time we saw Petrel and Fin, they were heading north on board the ancient icebreaker 'Oyster', to save the world from the Devouts (and to search for Fin's lost mam). With them went the Sleeping Captain (no longer asleep), the mechanical rats Mister Smoke and Missus Slink, Third Officer Dolph, Head Cook Krill and his daughter Squid, Chief Engineer Albie, and all the rest of that hardbitten, determined crew.
Join author Lian Tanner and the wonderful Mel King will MC. Come along, bring your friends - and expect the unexpected!

Coming up November 19 - Crime writer Michael Robotham



















International crime writer Michael Robotham will be joining us on November 19 for a fascinating eventing where he will divulge secrets and strategies for eking out a career in writing. Come along for what promises to be an enlightening discussion, along with some wine and cheese. To RSVP and for more details, click here.


Congrats Richard!

Richard Flanagan has done Tasmania proud by winning the 2014 Man Booker prize for his masterpiece, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Read more about the story behind this powerful novel in his interview with Guernica Magazine here.


The Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Three Tasmanians have been shortlisted for the 2014 awards: Richard Flanagan, Sarah Day and Julie Hunt - as well as one-time Tassie resident Stephan Edgar. Good luck to everyone! More details here.



When I was a Boy in Sudan and When I was a Girl in Sudan

By Sarafino Enadio and Paskalina Eyio with Terry Whitebeach.

$15 each. Available from the Tasmanian Writers' Centre and good bookshops. Order form here.
Illustration: The Weaver Bird by Gay McKinnon
Sarafino Enadio's memoir A Little Peace is also available. Download an order form here. Cost $20 plus postage.


Tasmanian writer Richard Flanagan became the fourth Australian to win the much-coveted Man Booker prize for 2014.
After Richard's book, The Narrow Road to the...

We are saddened and shocked by the news of the passing of Thomas Connelly.

Tom has done a huge amount to support writing and writers in Tasmania, running a...

“When I was a Boy in Sudan” and “When I was a Girl in Sudan”...

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is very proud to be associated with this new award, offering $10,000 for an unpublished manuscript by a Tasmanian writer, in...

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"Writers tend to be fairly solitary people. So it is vitally important, especially here in Tasmania, that they have the support of an active professional organisation whose purpose is to look after and promote their interests: helping them to develop their skills, to publish and market their work, and to connect with their peers."
- Peter Timms, author of nine books including In Search of Hobart
"The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is crucial to the intellectual and cultural health of our community."
- Peter Timms, author of nine books including In Search of Hobart
"As an established author I get lots of requests for advice from new or emerging writers, and I find it very helpful to be able to refer people to the Tasmanian Writers' Centre."
- Katherine Scholes, author of nine books including The Hunter's Wife
"Being appreciated makes a difference for me: having an organisation that knows the hard work that goes into the creation of a book."
- Lian Tanner, author of The Keepers trilogy
We're glad to support members of the Writers' Centre with discounted purchases, and we often host successful book launches by local authors.
- Christopher Pearce and Janet Grecian, Proprietors, Hobart Bookshop
As the main corporate sponsor of the Writers' Centre, we're proud to have supported its work in the literary community over many years.
- Christopher Pearce and Janet Grecian, Proprietors, Hobart Bookshop
"One of the joys of coming to Hobart is linking up with the Tasmanian Writers' Centre, a node that manages to be imaginative and hospitable at the same time."
- Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Chair of Australian Poetry Limited and author of twenty books of verse.
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- Louise DeSalvo