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FULL PROGRAM

Friday to Sunday, September 11 to 13

The Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival is the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre biennial celebration of all the things you’ll find related to the written word. Think author readings and signings, writing workshops, panel discussions, food and wine events and much, much more. The TWC is also delighted to announce the recently restored Hadley’s Orient Hotel will be the venue for this much anticipated writerly weekend.

Choose any five STANDARD SESSIONS in the one transaction and receive all five at concession price. 

All Tasmanian Writers’ Centre members receive concession prices to all festival events. Click here for more information on how to become a member.

Masterclasses

Events

See What I Mean: The Power of Description with Brent MacLaine

See What I Mean: The Power of Description with Brent MacLaine

Leadlight Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

11th September 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Essence of Great Stories with Cate Kennedy

The Essence of Great Stories with Cate Kennedy

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

11th September 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Turning the Real Into Fiction: Ways of Starting Out with Stephanie Bishop

Turning the Real Into Fiction: Ways of Starting Out with Stephanie Bishop

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

11th September 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Special sessions

Events

Don Watson – In Conversation with Heather Rose

Don Watson – In Conversation with Heather Rose

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

11th September 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Whisky Tales - Stories You Can Drink To

Whisky Tales - Stories You Can Drink To

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Now Hear This - "The First Time" - be funny, be moving, be heard

Now Hear This - "The First Time" - be funny, be moving, be heard

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

Women of Letters - SOLD OUT

Women of Letters - SOLD OUT

George Cartwright Room – Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bob Brown – Changing Places

Bob Brown – Changing Places

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Standard sessions

Events

The Story Behind the Story: Cate Kennedy and Kathryn Lomer

The Story Behind the Story: Cate Kennedy and Kathryn Lomer

Fullers Bookshop, Hobart

10th September 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Place and Imagination

Place and Imagination

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

11th September 2015 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Art in the Ice - Writers and the Polar Regions

Art in the Ice - Writers and the Polar Regions

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am

One for the Word Nerds

One for the Word Nerds

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In Conversation with Amanda Lohrey

In Conversation with Amanda Lohrey

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Painting with Words - How to Write a Career

Painting with Words - How to Write a Career

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Justice Through Courage

Justice Through Courage

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Smoking Guns and Dead Leads

Smoking Guns and Dead Leads

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

New Black Voices

New Black Voices

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Our Heart is Her Heart

Our Heart is Her Heart

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Robert Dessaix in Conversation

Robert Dessaix in Conversation

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tasmania: a Land of Dregs, Bogans, and Third Generation Morons

Tasmania: a Land of Dregs, Bogans, and Third Generation Morons

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

12th September 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Michael Robotham in Conversation

Michael Robotham in Conversation

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Writing the Unspeakable

Writing the Unspeakable

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am

An Inkpot of Fate

An Inkpot of Fate

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Conversations with Richard Fidler

Conversations with Richard Fidler

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our Write to Change the World

Our Write to Change the World

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Young Adult? Yes Please.

Young Adult? Yes Please.

George Cartwright Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

My Brilliant Career: A Life in Food

My Brilliant Career: A Life in Food

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Short Sharp Shreds

Short Sharp Shreds

John Webb Room, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart

13th September 2015 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

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