Category: Writers

Tansy Rayner Roberts

Tansy Rayner Roberts is a writer of science fiction, fantasy and pop culture critique. She is the author of Splashdance Silver, the Creature Court trilogy, and Love and Romanpunk among other novels. She also writes Tasmanian-based crime fiction under the name Livia Day including the novels A Trifle Dead and Drowned Vanilla. Recent published works include “Fake Geek Girl” in Australian […]

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Terry Whitebeach

Terry Whitebeach has been teaching creative writing for over three decades in schools, tertiary institutions and communities in all states of Australia and in the USA. Her published work includes poetry, novels, biography, children’s picture books, radio plays, essays and reviews. She has a BA in English Literature and Philosophy, MA in English Literature and Creative Writing […]

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End of Year Wrap-up

It’s been another busy year at the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre – full of festivals, workshops, competitions, gatherings, masterclasses and mentorships. Throughout the year we’ve been bringing writers in from overseas and interstate to connect with and inspire the literary community in Hobart: Anita Heiss came down to teach a course on memoir writing, Omar Musa on […]

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Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin doesn’t waste a second. One page into his debut novel King of the Cross and I’m thrown into an uncomfortable interview with a multi-million dollar gangster. His writing packs a potent punch. Abrupt and energetic, Dapin crafts scenes that bounce out from the pages. It is clear that Dapin writes for the reader; […]

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Lyn Reeves

Lyn Reeves is a poet, fiction writer, editor and mentor. Her sixth and most recent poetry collection, Designs on the Body, (Interactive Press, 2011) won the IP Picks Best Poetry Award in 2010. From 1994 to 2012, Lyn was an associate editor for the literary journal Famous Reporter. She has guest-edited poetry for several poetry […]

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Julie Hunt

Julie Hunt creates stories for children of all ages. Her picture book, The Coat (illustrated by Ron Books), won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award in 2013 and her debut novel, Song for a Scarlet Runner (2013), won the inaugural Readings Children’s Book Prize was shortlisted for the CBCA Award for Younger Readers, the […]

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Robyn Friend

Robyn Friend has more than 30 years experience working with writers at all levels and across all genres. Her own published works include fiction, faction, articles essays and reviews. Her first short stories appeared in the late 70s and early 80s in The Canberra Times, Nation Review, Overland, Island, Inprint and various other newspapers and journals. A […]

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Dirk Flinthart

Dirk Flinthart lives in the north-east of Tasmania with his family, which includes a deranged dog, a neurotic cat, and three children. He has been writing since he was about four years old, but his publishing track record goes back only to somewhere in the late eighties, when he began producing articles for the Student […]

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Anne Kellas

Anne Kellas is a writer, teacher, editor, and mentor to poets. Anne’s passion is teaching poetry, which she has done in Hobart for the past 25 years, mostly to community groups and more recently to university students in the Writing Poetry unit at the University of Tasmania. She has three collections of poetry to her […]

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