Thursday 14 September
7.45pm – 9.00pm
Theatre Royal, 29 Campbell Street, Hobart
This year the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival is excited to announce the inaugural Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writers Award as part of the 2017 Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival and Hidden Stories program.
Entries have now been received and sent to the judges. The announcement will be made after Welcome to Country and prior to AC Grayling’s opening address on The Challenge of Freedom.
The winning entrant will receive prize money of $1,200 (awarded at the discretion of the judges) alongside professional support via membership to the Tasmanian Writers Centre.
The Hidden Stories panel discussion (Sat 16 September, 3.30pm-4.30pm) will include a reading of the award-winning short story.
The Premier’s Literary Prizes are a biennial recognition of the best Tasmanian stories and Tasmanian writers. Join us for a glass of champagne at the much anticipated announcement of the shortlists for the 2017 prizes, celebrate our flourishing literary talent and discover some exciting new books for your reading list.
The winners of all four prizes and the People’s Choice Awards for the first three categories will be announced in late November 2017.
Arts Tasmania delivers the prizes with the support of the University of Tasmania and a private philanthropist.