Home Truths weekend literary festival launched

Home Truths weekend literary festival launched Posted Thursday 20th January, 2011

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre has launched Home Truths, a weekend literary festival program to be held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April at the Hobart Town Hall, for Ten Days on the Island.  

Director Chris Gallagher said the landmark program would bring together interstate writers Carmel Bird and Alice Pung, Canadian Prince Edward Island writer, Geoffrey Baldaccino, and an outstanding selection of Tasmania's leading novelists, poets, historians, and thinkers.  

"It's been many years since a full weekend literary festival was held in Tasmania, and we are very glad to invite all readers and writers to this strong, engaging program", she said.  

"This is the kind of cultural, literary and intellectual stimulation that the Tasmanian literary community has been crying out for.

"I'm pleased to have the support of Ten Days and Arts Tasmania, the Hobart Bookshop who will be the bookseller at the festival, Fullers Bookshop who will host readings, and the enthusiastic support of our readers and writers, as we present Home Truths."

Ms Gallagher said the core program had been extended to include free readings at Fullers Bookshop on 30 and 31 March and 1 April, readings and music from lounge band Recliner on the night of Saturday 2 April, and Arts Tasmania's announcement of the $35,000 prize pool for the Tasmania Book Prizes on the afternoon of Sunday 3 April.  

Weekend festival tickets are available now from the Writers' Centre.  Click here to read more about the program and ticketing.  

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