Good News: June 2016

  • The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is excited to announce the successful applicants of the inaugural Hot Desk Residency program. This year’s residents are University of Tasmania students Erin Hortle and Gemma Krambousanos, local poet Michael Stratford Hutch, and Sydney writer Vivienne Cutbush who will make the move to Hobart later this year. Click here to learn about their interests and how they’ll spend their residencies.
  • The NSW Writers’ Centre is celebrating its 25th birthday! If you’ve been involved with the centre, you can join in by submitting your own piece of writing in reflection. More info here.
  • Our Twitch program co-ordinator Claire Jansen has been selected as a winner in the Festival of Voices’ Keep One Eye on the Stranger initiative for female songwriting talent. Congratulations also to the other musicians who won including Maddy Jane, Victoria Geale, Chloe Wilson, and Hayley Couper.
  • Tasmanian writer and illustrator Coral Tulloch was shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books with Phasmid: Saving the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect. Tassie illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe was also shortlisted with The White Mouse: The Story of Nancy Wake. Read the full shortlist from The Children’s Book Council of Australia.
  • The 2016 Tasmanian Writers’ Prize winner Craig Cormick had his short story published in the latest edition of Tasmania 40° South. Congratulations to Keren Heenan, who was awarded Highly Commended, and to the finalists Alicia Bakewell, the late Margaret Forster, Malcolm King, Andrea McMahon, Wendy Riley, Karenlee Thompson, Roger Vickery, and Helen Wyatt. All finalists’ stories will be published in the Forty South Short Story Anthology 2016 around August/September. All are encouraged to enter again in 2017. Entries close 13 February.