14 October 2007

Liz Winfield's (Tasmanian) writers' diary

Writers’ Diary

  • 6-8 October Fri to Sun Launceston – the Tasmanian Poetry Festival.
  • Features: Eric Beach, Philip Salom, Charmaine Papertalk-green, Adrienne Eberhard, Lyn Reeves, Julie Beveridge, Deidre Kessler (Canada) Liz Ryan, & Michael Crane.
    + the infamous Launceston Poetry Cup!
  • Contact Cameron Hindrum via email inc@yahoo.com.au or visit TWC website:
  • www.tasmanianwriters.org/taspoetryfest for a full program and venue information
    (The program is also on this blog.)
  • 7 October 3-5 pm, Republic Readings at the Republic Bar & Café 299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart; readings by Eastern Shore Writers (ESW) - a chance to hear new work by fantastic writers you may not have heard before - and to take part in the open mic session. (I’ve left you in excellent hands here while I zoom up to the Tas Poetry Festival –Liz)
  • 10 October 7.30pm Friends Meeting House Argyle St, FAW Meeting.
  • 11th October 2 - 4pm Women Tasmania, 140 Macquarie Street, Hobart. Poetry workshop with Esther Ottaway.
  • 12 October Friday 6.30– 9pm, Burnie Public Library, reference section. Europa Poets: A night of poetry and music! Europa poets reading their own work, with music by members of the Burnie Concert Band. All welcome, just turn up!
  • 14 October Sunday 10am – 4pm. Venue in BURNIE t.b.c. “Putting the Mystery into History and creating a Passion for the Past” – a TWC writers’ workshop with visiting author and writer in residence, Mike Lefroy. The workshop is aimed at new and emerging writers with stories – both fiction and non-fiction - to tell to children.
    The cost of this workshop is only $33 for TWC members and $69 for others. Be quick to book your place. Contact the TWC on 6224 0029 or email admin@tasmanianwriters.org then post your cheque or phone through with your credit card details.
  • 14 October Sunday 10am – 4pm in the Meeting Room, Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place, Hobart. “The Shape of Story”: A TWC Writing Workshop with visiting Canadian author, and writer in residence, Deirdre Kessler. The cost of this workshop is only $33 for TWC members and $69 for others. Be quick to book your place. Contact the TWC on 6224 0029 or email admin@tasmanianwriters.org then post your cheque or phone through with your credit card details.
  • 18 October Thursday at 5.30pm, the Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square: Launch of Coral Tulloch's Sydney Of The Antarctic. All welcome - free event.
  • 19 – 21 October, Marysville VIC The National Screenwriters' Conference hosted by the Australian Writers' Guild and with the generous support of Film Victoria, the 2007 National Screenwriters' Conference - Holding Onto Your Vision - provides a unique opportunity to bring together Australia's leading screenwriters and industry professionals. Covering film, television and new media, the conference is designed to foster creativity, innovation and success. Case studies and in depth conversations with local and international guests; craft sessions on writing skills and processes; managing creative partnerships; negotiating the marketplace and the 'business' of writing; pitching and micro mentoring opportunities; and discussions on industry developments and the writer's place within them. Website http://www.awg.com.au
  • 20 October Saturday 5:00 - 6:30pm. Lenore’s Sweetwater Café 45 Hampden Rd, Battery Point. Poetry & Politics Fundraising event featuring Tim Thorne, Anne Collins, Julianne Green & Susan Austin.
    Susan Austin, local poet and community activist, is standing for the Socialist Alliance in the Hobart seat of Denison in the upcoming Federal elections. Help raise money for her election campaign and hear some fantastic political poetry and beautiful harp ...
    Entry $15 / $10 concession, including delicious snack platters.
    Coffee and soft-drinks will be available to purchase.
  • 21 October 2pm Fullers Bookshop, 140 Collins St, Hobart – You are warmly invited to the launch of James Charlton's new poetry collection So Much Light, by James Charlton (poetry editor, Island).
  • 21st October 2.00pm Sunday Fullers Hobart – James Charlton
    The launch of James Charlton’s new poetry collection, So Much Light, from Tasmanian publisher Pardalote Press.
  • 24 October Society of Editors (Tasmania) Inc. FREELANCE LUNCH
    After an extended break our freelance lunches are making a comeback. They’re a great way to network, share your editing gripes and, most importantly, relax.
    All members of the Society of Editors (Tasmania) Inc are invited to come along to the New Sydney Hotel, Bathurst Street, Hobart, at 12.30pm on Wednesday. We will be upstairs in one of the private rooms (numbers will dictate which room we are allocated). For queries and bookings please contact Caroline Mordaunt (6229 5335 or c.mordaunt@trump.net.au ).
  • 25 October Thursday at 5.30pm, the Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square: Terry Whitebeach launching Annette Sumner's From Woburn Sands To Sandy Bay: The Journey Continues. All welcome - free event.
  • 25th October Meadowbank Estate – 11am Show Day - A Fullers’ Event.
  • The Hartz Piano Trio will be in concert - tickets available at Fullers.
  • Adults $25, Student $15, Concession $20, Family (up to 4 adults) $80, Children free.
  • 26th October Friday at 5.30pm, the Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square: Monica McInerney's new book, Those Faraday Girls, will be launched.
  • 27 October Society of Editors-Tas ACCREDITATION WORKSHOP
    The Society of Editors will hold a workshop on the accreditation process for members on Saturday -- details on time and venue will be available soon. (check out more snippets from their e-newsletter further on in this listing, the example exam & answers are really worth downloading –Liz)
  • 4 November 3-5 pm, Republic Readings at the Republic Bar & Café 299 Elizabeth St, North Hobart; Pardalote Press 7th Birthday Celebrations (includes the normal open section).
  • Pardalote Press will be hosting the Republic Readings with featured guests, Ian Johnston (Singing of Scented Grass), Gina Mercer (Handfeeding the Crocodile), Karen Knight (Under the One Granite Roof), and James Charlton, and interludes from the poets from Watersmeet haiku group.
    This is to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Pardalote Press publishing Tasmanian poetry. Pardalote is also offering big discounts on all its current titles - you can find details at http://www.pardalote.com.au
  • 18th November Paul Ham - 2.00pm Sunday - A Fullers’ Event.
    Noted author Paul Ham will speak about his book “Vietnam: The Australian War”
    All welcome, rsvp appreciated.

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