Get set for the 2017 Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival, 6 – 17 September

After the 2015 festival at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, we’re busy preparing for another big success. We’ll revisit the venue for our next festival, which will take place from 6 – 17 September 2017 – so mark it in your diary.



Our festival unites writers and readers from across the state through masterclasses, children’s shows, and comedy and spoken word events. The 2015 festival featured big names in literature – some of which included Jane Caro, Posie Graeme-Evans, Julian Burnside, Stephanie Bishop, Antonia Hayes, and Richard Fidler.

The event occupies various spaces across the historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel, and encourages all members of the community to engage with their fellow readers and writers through the power of storytelling.

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.

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