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New and improved Tasmanian Literary Awards announced

Formerly known as the Premier's Literary Prizes, the biennial Tasmanian Literary Awards were recently announced as a fleet of awards that will better recognise excellence in the literary sector. The next Tasmanian Literary Awards will be held in 2022, with…

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Drawing back the veil of the Australian bushranger myth

The Australian bushranger myth is the topic of the National Book Council Tasmania's October event. Jeanette M. Thompson, author of Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys Rebellion (UQP: 2020) will illuminate the research that led to her writing the story…

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You’re invited to the Word of Mouth pop-up storytelling festival

Word of Mouth on September 9-11 is a 'taste-plate' of conversations, readings, performance and workshops that will challenge, inspire and entertain all those who share a passion for the written word and storytelling. Join us at multiple venues across the…

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Tamar Valley Storytellers: Karen Mace

Karen Mace is an author, novelist, book coach, editor and proofreader. Karen has published two non-fiction books on grief, titled Healing Begins in the Heart (2014) and A Grief Revealed (2021). She has just completed her first novel, The Zumba Class. In another life, Karen was…

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Tamar Valley Storytellers: Georgie Todman

Georgie is our creative director, here at the TVWF, but you might not be aware that she is a writer in her own right. Georgie completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts with a major in theatre and creative writing at UTAS…

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You’re invited to a musical about Tasmania’s Superstar Housewife

Marjorie Unravelled - Tasmania's Fantabulous Edna is a new musical, written by Stella Kent and directed by Matt Taylor, telling the colourful life and times of Marjorie Bligh — Tasmanian icon, domestic goddess, pioneer recycler, author and housewife superstar. Marjorie is sometimes referred to as…

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