WHAT'S COMING UP...this weekend


Exploring ecopoetry with Gina Mercer

Give yourself a day away from the city to join talented poet Gina Mercer at an inspiring beachside studio to explore the world in which we find ourselves, through poetry.

Gina is a poet, past editor of Island magazine and is about to publish her fifth book of poetry, Bird Beyond (Walleah Press).

Sunday 27 July, 10am - 4pm
Venue: Dodges Ferry (Details on enrolment)
SPECIAL PRICING: $66 Members, $77 Non-members
Bring $5 for a special lunch of soup, bread and cake!
Book your place by emailing: admin@tasmanianwriters.org or phone 62240029


When I was a Boy in Sudan and When I was a Girl in Sudan. $15 each. Copies available from our office and bookshops. Download an order form here.

 A Little Peace, a South Sudanese Refugee Story SOLD OUT but we are expecting more... Download an order form here. Cost $20 plus postage.

Illustration: The Weaver Bird by Gay McKinnon from When I was a Girl in Sudan


As a professional development opportunity the AIR program provides pathways for artists to connect their practice to young people and to inspire or introduce students and...

A great loss to the literary community.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of award-winning author Liam Davison and his wife Frankie, as well as everyone...

Congratulations to Tasmanian writer, Julie Hunt, the winner of the first ever Readings Children’s Book Prize with her fantasy adventure ...

We note the sad passing of Victor Barker this month after a distinguished literary career. Victor was an internationally published novelist and his books included: The...

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