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


Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 2017

We had a big year during 2016, hosting workshops and events with talent ranging from Van Badham to Omar Musa and Lauren Daniels. Now we’re gearing up for an exciting 2017, in which we’ll host our biennial Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival.

We’re looking forward to bringing guests to present readings, lectures, workshops, and more across September 6-17. So be sure to check back in mid-2017 for the full line-up and for earlybird tickets!

Where words and ideas collide…

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 year’s 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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