Coming Up in March
Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words: March 14-16
The official program for this weekend of panels, readings, workshops and events has now been launched and is available online, from our office, bookshops and participating businesses.
With around 80 speakers including Maggie Beer, Max Allen, Nikki Gemmel, Wendy Harmer, Andy Griffiths, Hannah Kent, Nick Earls, Gretel Killeen, Fiona O'Loughlin, Steve Bisley and Richard Fidler, as well as a huge number of Tasmanian authors the line-up is very impressive, covering a wide range of writing genres and topics. With workshops, a Pitch opportunity, a Children's Day, program for Children's and YA writers, Poetry Breakfasts, a wine and food writing program as well as the main festival program held in two marquees, and the Golden Fringe festival on Sunday, you are sure to find plenty to interest you and stimulate your own writing.
For the full festival program, details on visiting authors and bookings for ticketed events visit the website here.
Arnold Zable at the Lark, and presenting a workshop: The Art Of Story
The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is privileged to be able to offer a full day workshop with acclaimed writer, novelist, educator, and one of Australia’s most loved storytellers, Arnold Zable. His award-winning books include memoirs, novels, short stories, essays, features and works for theatre. Arnold has conducted numerous writing workshops throughout Australia and overseas, and lectured extensively on creative writing and the art of story. Whilst he is in Hobart, he will also be appearing at our popular readings at the Lark on 26 March with nature writer Maureen Scott Harris (see full details here).
The Art of Story: First there is the story, or idea for a story, whether imagined or from real life. Then there is the critical question – what is the best way to tell it? As fiction or non-fiction? Novel or memoir, short story or feature?
As a writer who has published extensively in these varied genres, Arnold Zable will discuss techniques that can be applied to both, and techniques they share in common. There are also hybrids that cross the boundaries in daring and imaginative ways. At the heart of good writing, whatever the genre, is the art of imagination, scene construction, and writing creatively about place, character and interior lives.
The workshop will include writing exercises on character, place, structure, and other crucial aspects of the craft, and will explore the most imaginative and engaging ways to write the stories you have always wanted to write. Don't miss the chance to work with this inspiring tutor!
When: Saturday 29 March, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Salamanca Arts Centre Meeting Room, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart
Cost: $88 (TWC members), $120 (non-members)
More details here.
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: email@example.com by April 1, 2014. 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
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