Star writers in feature reading revealed

Star writers in feature reading revealed Posted Wednesday 23rd March, 2011

The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre has announced the list of writers who will appear in its free feature reading for Home Truths, its two-day literary festival for Ten Days on the Island, at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 April in Hobart.  

Titled Ten Minutes on the Island, the list for the reading includes some of Tasmania’s most notable fiction and poetry writers, Greens leader Bob Brown, and interstate stars Judith Rodriguez and Rebe Taylor.

Iconic Hobart bookseller Christopher Pearce from Hobart Bookshop will open the reading, and eminent poet Tim Thorne will be MC.

The winner of the $5000 Wildcare Nature Writing Prize will be announced, as will the winner of the Writers’ Centre’s most prestigious residency, a three-week exchange to Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Centre Director Chris Gallagher said Ten Minutes on the Island had free admission and everyone was welcome.

“The Centre is very glad to present this reading free to the public, as a celebration of the calibre and achievements of our writers”, she said.

“This is a great opportunity to hear some outstanding writing.”

The readers are: Bob Brown, Katherine Johnson, John Hale, Carolyn Fisher, Ben Walter, Jane Williams, Eliza Hull, Robyn Friend, Philomena van Rijswijk, Anne Kellas, Michael Blake, Sean Monro, Pete Hay, Louise Oxley, Anne Collins, Cameron Hindrum, Lyn Reeves, James Klousia, Esther Ottaway, Judith Rodriguez and Rebe Taylor.

Ten Minutes on the Island will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 April, upstairs at the Republic Bar & Café, cnr Elizabeth and Burnett Streets, Hobart. Doors open at 7.10pm. No bookings are required. Entry is free.

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