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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.

Hobart Writers Festival: 13-15 September 2019

Hobart Writers FestivalThe 2019 Hobart Writers Festival is coming soon, with a great line-up of presenters at Hadley’s Orient Hotel and Parliament Lawns. 

TasWriters would like to confirm that we do accept companion cards, and will provide card holders with a free seat so that they may accompany their clients into sessions. Please note that we do ask that you contact us to secure your seat ahead of time for occupancy reasons.

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To avoid disappointment and the streamline entry, please purchase your tickets ahead of time on our website.

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Applications for the Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writer Award are now closed!

This year’s theme is: My Tasmanian Landscape. The judges are inaugural 2017 winner Adam Thompson, Jillian Mundy and Theresa Sainty.

The award will be presented at this year’s Hobart Writers Festival, at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 13-15 September. The winner will receive a $1000 prize funded by the state government of Tasmania.

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.


Membership is open – join here!

Please note if your payment is not accepted immediately please try again as we have had a high volume of traffic through the payment system thanks to our enthusiastic community. It has meant that occasionally the system cannot process the transactions, a few minutes wait before trying again is usually enough to fix the problem.


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.