Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 2017

Date and time: 6th September 2017 - 17th September 2017 12:00 am

Location: Hadley’s Orient Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000


We’re looking forward to bringing guests to present conversations, panels, readings, lectures, masterclasses, and more from 14 to 17 September. Visit our Festival website for tickets: taswrf.org

Now released:

Opening night at the Theatre Royal on Thursday 14 September, 7.45pm  featuring our international guest, Prof A. C. Grayling, with Jeff Malpas and Heather Rose.


Seven exciting masterclasses with talented writers – Bradley Trevor Greive, Benjamin Law, Ashley Hay, Tim Cope, Alec Patric, Arnold Zable and Maria Tumarkin.

Other worlds in words…

Festival 2013

The historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel will once again be our festival venue!


Our festival unites writers and readers from across the state through masterclasses, children’s shows, and comedy and spoken word events. Last festival featured big names in literature – some of which included Jane Caro, Posie Graeme-Evans, Julian Burnside, Stephanie Bishop, Antonia Hayes, and Richard Fidler.

Visit the Festival Blog to learn more through coverage from Tasmanian writers. You can also explore photos of the event.

Stories about our 2015 festival appeared in major media publications including ABC, The MercuryTasmanian Times, and the Tasmanian Arts Guide.

Here is a gallery of snapshots of our last festival. Will we see you in 2017?

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