A Feast of Festival Fiction

Are you a fiction writer? Have you seen who is coming to this year’s festival?

Some of Australia’s best fiction writers will talk about their eclectic worlds through Masterclasses, in conversation sessions, panel discussions, readings, and book launches.

Here’s a taster…

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GASP Present | Remedies Tasmania

The Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival is partnering with GASP (Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park) for a major new international projection art event and intercultural discussion, which celebrates the PRESENT through sharing diverse local-international Tasmanian Remedies and Stories…

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One of Australia’s 50 Greatest Explorers at TWRF

In 2014, Tim Cope embarked on an incredible 10,000-kilometre horseback odyssey across the Mongolian desert, in a three-year discovery of the perils and joys of nomadic life. His award-winning book, On the Trail of Genghis Khan—An Epic Journey Through The Land of the Nomads, is his account of this remarkable journey.

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Opening Night Address: The Challenge of Freedom

The evening kicks off with a pulingina-tu milaythina (Welcome to Country) by Nala Mansell followed by the anticipated presentation of the inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award.

A.C. Grayling, Jeff Malpas and Heather Rose will then investigate the challenges facing democracy in the 21st Century – and what we can do about it.

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TWRF a Children’s University Tasmania Learning Destination

A family-friendly morning of reading, storytelling, drawing, laughter and inspiring learning will be a highlight of this year’s Festival. Families are invited to join two fun, interactive sessions, featuring international best selling author, Bradley Trevor Greive, Tasmanian children’s writer Nicole Gill, and Tasmanian children’s author and illustrator, Christina Booth.

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In Conversation with Maria Tumarkin

Maria Tumarkin is an author, cultural historian and a powerful voice in the world of Australian writing. Born in the Ukraine, Maria’s childhood, although filled with much love and friendship was overshadowed by the political turmoil of the era. Maria and her family emigrated to Australia in 1990 when she was sixteen, just after the collapse of the Berlin wall.

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