2018 Festival
14-16 September

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So pleased you enjoyed yourself, Lyndon!

We've received some wonderful compliments about this year's festival from both writers and patrons, and we appreciate them all! https://cbcatas.blogspot.com/2018/10/words-by-riverside-some-thoughts-on.html?fbclid=IwAR3JA1GHORoI-beL_SA4MLHLrJ3ADR1sZELmglDo4Dkd4XRbbotQXZ5Pkuk

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Festival endorsements – always great to receive

The importance of books and writing is a given for all those who organise or go to writers festivals, but it's always good to have endorsements such as this one from the CBCA (Childrens Book Council of Australia) https://cbcatas.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-power-of-good-book.html

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It’s a wrap for Festival 2018!

Our third festival is over and we hope you had as much fun as those of us on the committee did! Yes, it was hard work, and the pace was sometimes fast and furious. And yes, the weather could have…

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Who decides? Ending life, or ending suffering?

There's no denying the reality of death and taxes, and as the cliché says, none of us will escape either. We can take a bit more control of the former though according to two of our festival guests, both medical…

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Words glorious words . . . . . .

There will be lots of wordy discussions next weekend with only six more sleeps until our 2018 Festival kicks off with the Schools Day program on Friday 14th! New Zealand children's writer Kyle Mewburn is just one of the fantastic…

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Project O for Opportunity

Tasmanian theatre director, writer, and founder of Big hART, Scott Rankin is also the 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. Big hART is a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice, and while his commitments with some…

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