Welcome to TasWriters

Encouraging, supporting and promoting Tasmanian writers and stories.

Welcome to TasWriters, where writers connect for the latest information on Tasmania’s literary scene, get updates on events and find support. We are here to help, whatever your query.


  • Supports, develops and promotes Tasmanian writers at all stages of their careers;
  • Offers a hub for the dissemination of advice, information and resources, supporting a network of flourishing writers’ groups across the State;
  • Develops and strengthens links within and beyond the sector using cooperative programs with other organisations;
  • Maintains a database of writers willing to present workshops, courses and talks in schools, TAFE, UTAS, libraries and migrant services.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, TasWriters operation has changed slightly.
Our office is no longer open to the public. The best way to contact us is via email admin@taswriters.org
For the time being, all TasWriters workshops will be conducted online! You can view a list of all the workshops on the schedule here. These workshops help support Tasmanian writers at a time when their income streams have been greatly reduced.
Stay safe and healthy, and keep writing!

The TasWriters AGM will be held via GoToMeeting on the 12th of June. Click here for details. Members will receive an invitation link in their email.

Digital Residency

We’re now accepting Expressions of Interest for our Digital Residency – “Defining Normality’! Thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund we have 5, $1000 residency’s open to support Tasmanian writers to produce new work during the pandemic isolation.

Expressions of interest due by the 31st of May

The Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award

The annual ETAWA is open again. Please check here for full details. Submissions will close on the 10th of July

Hobart Writers Festival

The Hobart Writers Festival

TasWriters would like to thank everyone who took part in the Hobart Writers Festival this year!

The festival presenters, performers and volunteers were all amazing and we couldn’t have done it without you!

TasWriters looks forward to our next festival in 2021. If you’d like to see what went on you can always check out the festival website. Want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us.


Membership is open – join here!


In recognition of the deep history and culture of this island, TasWriters acknowledges the Mouheneenner People and the traditional owners and custodians of the land, and we pay our respect to the elders past, present and emerging.