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Among the willows and the wild things . . . . book launch

Among the Willows and Wild Things: The Fingal Valley Nature Diary of a Young Girl in the 1930s by Ann Page will be launched at the Festival on Saturday September 15th at 1.15pm. This is a FREE public event. The book…

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The crime (writing) life is paying off for Tim Ayliffe

Accolades already rolling in for long-time journalist, but first time novelist, Tim Ayliffe. ‘The outstanding event for me, however, (as a cut above the rest), was the ‘Canberra Criminals’ session moderated by Dan Bourchier. Guest speakers were journalists Chris Uhlmann,…

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Publishing’s about face

Just as Uber has changed public transport, and Uber Eats is changing the way we dine, the publishing world is being influenced by disruptive technology. Tasmania has a high rate of local publishing output with up to 100 new books…

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Radio days!

Thanks to northern Tasmania's ABC Radio presenter Piia Wirsu, for this great interview with Festival president Mary Machen, and local writer, poet, playwright - AND one of our Festival presenters - Cameron Hindrum. Your browser does not support audio. You can…

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Congratulations Finegan!

We knew we'd picked a winner when we invited Fin Kruckemeyer to be part of this year's Festival. One of Fin's stories has just won First Prize in the Brother of St Laurence National Short Story Competition, which encouraged writers…

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Building worlds with words

Arguably best known in Tasmania for his work with the Terrapin Puppet Theatre, we are very excited to have Irish-born Finegan Kruckemeyer present a Masterclass at this year's Festival. With over 80 commissioned plays under his belt, that have been…

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