The Tasmanian Writers Centre is proud to announce the completion of the Young Writers in the Huon Valley residency. Proudly sponsored by the Huon Valley Council and the Cygnet Community Arts Council, this paid residency provided young writers with an opportunity to engage with place, history, community and of course the natural beauty of the Huon Valley region.

2 writers, Molly Maidment and Lily Stojcevski spent approximately 20 hours on location during the month of November, 2017 and produced a new work inspired by their site.

These new works will be presented at an event which is being held during and sponsored by the Cygnet Folk Festival!

Lily Stojcevski has written The Diner on Mary Street. A short piece which builds a vivid and colourful connection and distinction between the quintessential American diner and our own Red Velvet Lounge in Cygnet as representative of the characters of their communities.

Molly Maidment has produced a singularly original piece that you are invited to read both backwards and forwards, so we’ve provided it for you both ways! Red Velvet Days the First, and Red Velvet Days the Second.