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Monday, 03/02/2020

On the 28th January the Victorian Premier Dr Denis Napthine announced that Tasmanian writer, Henry Reynolds had been awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non–Fiction. This prestigious award brings notoriety and $25 000...

Tuesday, 21/01/2020

Places are available in this 9 day retreat with Sunday Times bestselling author Ben Kane. The retreat offers lessons, consultations and discussion as well as time to write, read and network, and advice about publishing. Accommodation and meals at...

Sunday, 05/01/2020

Frid 13 Dec

The relentless dust and middle class nonsense of the trip to Select City Walk has unsettled me. An emerging middle class in India has a love affair with all that is artificial. Huge western style shopping malls back to back...

Sunday, 05/01/2020

Entries for the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize, an annual celebration of writing with an island resonance, close on January 31. The competition, now in its fifth year, is for short stories up to 3,000 words with an island theme. It is open to...

Tuesday, 17/12/2020

Monday morning - off to work at Saltanpur, three metro stops away… the new office for Teamwork Arts is being built around us. I walk from the station along a narrow raised footpath snaking besides a huge, crowded teeming freeway ...cars,...

Tuesday, 10/12/2020

The Trust Company is the proud Trustee for the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships, a scholarship programme that supports young Australian artists (including writers of poetry and prose) to help their careers flourish.

The trust has...

Tuesday, 10/12/2020

Ticketed events for the Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words are now on sale.
The Gala Opening cocktail party has sold out to Friends of the Festival, but tickets are now available to other food and wine events in the Festival's first...

Thursday, 28/11/2020

Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing was best known for works including The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark.
Born in Persia (modern day Iran) in 1919, Ms Lessing grew up...

Wednesday, 27/11/2020

The TWC congratulates Heather Kirkpatrick and the team behind the deeply moving film Mary Meets Mohammed which was selectd as a finalist in the Documentary section of this year's Walkley Awards. This film follows the arrival of...

Tuesday, 19/11/2020

So often figured  as one of the ends of the world, Tasmania has inspired diverse responses from  travellers—real as well as fictional—who have landed on its shores and explored  its terrains over the last two and half...

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