Coming Up in April

New Committee of Management elected at AGM

We welcome re-elected and newly elected members of the TWC Committee of Management:

Posie Graeme-Evans (Chair), Caroline Dean (Deputy Chair), Malina Pike (Treasurer), Prof Ralph Crane, Prof Henry Reynolds, Gail Cork, James Dryburgh, Shirley Patton (Nth rep), and Caitlin Richardson (Twitch rep). Read more about our Committee members here.

 

Free Members' Evening - Chris's Indian Odyssey

Join TWC Director, Chris Gallagher, for an evening of stories about her recent Asialink Residency in India.
Wednesday 30 April, 6pm
Salamanca Arts Centre Meeting Room, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
All very welcome ($5 door donation for non-members). More details here.

Latest News: Benjamin Law will be visiting Hobart in May for three events:

In Conversation - Friday  16 May, 7.30pm

Autobiography and Memoir Masterclass - Sat, 17 May 10.30-4.30

Feature Writing & the Business of Freelancing Masterclass - Sun 18 May, 10.30-4.30

Watch our calendar for details!

News

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The shortlists for the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards were announced on Tuesday 8 April, recognising the achievements of leading Australian writers....

Posie Graeme-Evans is the new Chair of the TWC. Posie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around writing, editing, publishing and selling. Welcome Posie and a huge...

Across 31 May to 1 June, industry professionals from around Australia will converge on the iconic Melbourne Town Hall for the National Writers’ Conference. The two-...

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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.
We write, not to create works of art, but to build character, develop integrity, discipline, judgement, balance, order, restraint, and other valued inner attributes. Through writing, we develop self-mastery, which contributes to our emotional and spiritual growth. Writing then becomes the teacher.
- Louise DeSalvo