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WHAT IS THE ANGEL STORY YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR?

Rachel Edwards Managing Editor Island Magazine
22.05.12 1:29 pm

Island magazine and the Festival of Voices are calling for submissions for short stories on the theme of angels.

Three stories will be chosen to be performed by professional actors in the Nolan room at Mona as part of the Festival of Voices which runs between 6-15 July this year.

The winning three authors will receive $250 words each and the stories will be published by Island.

Island magazine is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected literary magazines. Island 128: Digitalism was launched in early May and examines what the digital means for today’s readers, writers and publishers.

Festival of Voices has become part of Tasmania’s cultural landscape since its inception seven years ago.

The stories should be submitted as attachments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and received before COB on Friday, June 22.

Stories should be 2000 words in length and they will be performed on Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm.

Rachel Edwards
Managing Editor
Island Magazine
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t: + 61 (0) 3 6226 2325
a: PO Box 210 Sandy Bay Tasmania 7006 Australia

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The Tasmanian Writers' Centre
18.05.12 10:10 am

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News from the Writers’ Centre ... here

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HOBART BOOKSHOP: Famous Reporter 43 launch

The Hobart Bookshop
17.05.12 8:18 pm

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The Hobart Bookshop and Walleah Press are pleased to invite you to the launch of the latest issue of Famous Reporter, containing works including poetry, essays, launch speeches, and fiction from writers including Geoff Goodfellow, John Kinsella, Sharyn Munro. Rodney Croome, and Mark O’Flynn. For more details of the work contained in the issue, see this page at the Walleah Press website.

What: Launch of Famous Reporter 43
When: 5:30pm Wednesday May 30
Where: The Hobart Bookshop

Free event, all welcome.

The Hobart Bookshop
22 Salamanca Square
Hobart Tasmania 7000
P 03 6223 1803 . F 03 6223 1804
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http://www.hobartbookshop.com.au

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PENGUIN CALLS FOR YOUR MANUSCRIPT - CHILDREN’S & YA

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre
16.05.12 6:51 pm

Send your picture books, story books, novels and non-fiction

This is a big, BIG opportunity! Publisher Penguin Books Australia is calling for manuscripts - picture books, story books, novels and non-fiction - for children and young adult readers, from now until 31 July.

If you have a draft, or just the seed of a children’s book in you, you can get it written during the Centre’s course with one of Australia’s most successful children’s authors, Sally Odgers, starting THIS SATURDAY afternoon 19 May;  then Saturday afternoons 2 June and 16 June.

She’s extraordinarily smart and it’s a practical course to develop YOUR next - or first - book for kids. Remember the Centre is not-for-profit so you get the course at cost. Click here to read about Sally’s course, and register with us before 4pm Thursday or just attend on the day.

From the Penguin Books Australia website, 16 May 2012

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS DIVISION

“The Books for Children and Young Adults (BCYA) division of Penguin Group (Australia) is the leading publisher of books for young people in this country. We produce picture books, story books, novels and some non-fiction works. We publish over 100 titles every year, ranging from books for very young children to publications for adolescents and beyond.

We are currently accepting unsolicited manuscripts from now until the end of July 2012.

We receive many thousands of manuscripts each year and only a very small percentage do get published. With that said, some of the names we know and love started out in the unsolicited pile and we understand that hidden gems can be discovered there…”

Click here to read the full submission information.(please note that you will need to scroll down to the Books for Children Division.)

And go!  Write!  :-)

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2012 Bendigo Bank Material Girl art award winners


16.05.12 8:21 am

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MATERIAL GIRL EXHIBITION 2012     “Speak to Me!”

Tasmanian Regional Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Bendigo Bank Material Girl art award.

This year’s Material Girl theme of “Speak to Me” gave artists an opportunity to ponder contemporary communication.

Since 2002 Material Girl has been building the profile of women artists in Tasmania and focuses attention on the issues which influence their work.  A regular fixture on the arts calendar it is an instigator of inspirational new work. The amazing talent and diversity of Tasmanian works this award attracts has always been one of its strengths. Although it began as a showcase for textile based works, artworks in any medium are now accepted and demonstrate the range of outstanding creativity of Tasmanian women artists.

The exhibition was opened by the Premier at the Moonah Arts Centre on Friday 11 May.  This was a return to a familiar space for Material Girl.

Gallery visitors have the opportunity to select their favourite work and enter the People’s Choice Award before the end of exhibition period Wednesday 30 May 2012.

Selected works will then tour the state through the Tasmanian Regional Arts touring program hosted by regional communities: St Mary’s in July, Burnie in August, New Norfolk in September, Sidmouth in October, Wynyard in November, and Smithton in December.  In 2013, the show will tour to Deloraine and George Town

The Winners of the following awards were announced on opening night:

Bell Bay Aluminium Award for Overall Excellence       $1,500 -  Burnie Artist Susan McArthur for ‘Engagement’ a digital photograph
Premier’s Award           $750 – Burnie artist Pam Thorne for ‘Just by Reaching Out’ a papier mache sculpture
Zonta Award for Highly Commended       $500 – Launceston Artist Joyce de Ruyter for ‘Silent Communication’ a coloured pencil drawing.
Zonta Award for Young Artist     $500 – South Hobart artist Emily Blom for ‘A Stitch in Time’ a mixed media piece.

Tasmanian Regional Arts acknowledges the generous support by Bendigo Bank, Zonta International, Bell Bay Aluminium, The Department of Premier and Cabinet, Community Development Division and Moonah Arts Centre.

Further information can be found on the Tasmanian Regional Arts website:  http://www.tasregionalarts.org.au or by contacting the TRA office on 6426 2344.  The finalists for the show can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/material_girl_2012/

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The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre
16.05.12 7:12 am

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Launches and events near you this week

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Famous Reporter’s new issue offers much: Wed 30 May


15.05.12 4:50 pm

Tasmanian literary magazine Famous Reporter will launch its 43rd issue at Hobart Bookshop at 5:30 pm Wed 30th May.

Walleah Press’ Ralph Wessman said the magazine would conclude with issue 44 later this year, as the publisher transfers its focus to new poetry books.

Forthcoming titles in 2012 include Fairweather’s Raft [Dael Allison], Radar [Kevin Brophy and Nathan Curnow], and Ash is Here, So Are Stars [Jill Jones].

Walleah Press’ most recent publication is Andrew Burke’s Undercover of Lightness: New and Selected Poems.

Famous Reporter #43 features:  POETRY: Susan Austin, Stefanie Bennett, Margaret Bradstock, Margaret Campbell, Sarah Clarkson, Kevin Gillam, Geoff Goodfellow, Cameron Hindrum, John Kinsella, Jeff Klooger, Andrew Lansdown, Bronwen Manger, Shane McCauley, David Mortimer, Steve Milroy, Jan Napier, Judith Rodriguez, Emma Rooksby, Brenda Saunders, Michael Sharkey, Laura Jan Shore, Cherry Smyth, Corey Wakeling, Lucy Williams.  ESSAYS & COMMENT: Anne Layton-Bennett, Planted in Tasmania;  Sharyn Munro, Edging towards Tasmania.  INTERVIEW: with Melanie Barnes.  LAUNCH SPEECHES: Rodney Croome’s launch of Peter McIntosh’s Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Sonnets?  Anne Kellas’ launch of Stuart Solman’s In advance of our broken wings; Karen Knight’s launch of Lyn Reeves’ Designs on the Body; Michael Sharkey’s launch of Peter Lach-Newinsky’s The Post-Man Letters.  FICTION: Mark O’Flynn, Anne Shimmins.

5.30pm Wednesday 30 May, Hobart Bookshop, 22 Salamanca Square, Hobart.  Free event, all welcome.

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HOBART BOOKSHOP: Rosie Dub launches John Biggs’s short stories

The Hobart Bookshop
15.05.12 7:13 am

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Please join us as Rosie Dub launches John Biggs’s new collection of short stories, Towards Forgiveness: Sino-Tasmanian Stories from Two Islands (Ginninderra Press).

When: Thursday May 24th, 5.30pm
Where: The Hobart Bookshop

Free event, all welcome.

The Hobart Bookshop
22 Salamanca Square
Hobart Tasmania 7000
P 03 6223 1803 . F 03 6223 1804
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http://www.hobartbookshop.com.au

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HOBART COLLEGE: Le bateau de rêves

Anne Morgan
15.05.12 7:05 am

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In association with the Alliance Française de Hobart, Dr Christiane Conésa-Bostock will launch the French and bilingual editions of Le bateau de rêves (The Sky Dreamer):

5.30pm
Thursday 24 May,
A Block, (near cafeteria)
Hobart College,
Olinda Grove,
Mount Nelson.

Written by Tasmanian author, Anne Morgan, this is an achingly beautiful picture book about childhood grief, courage, resilience, imagination and hope. The work has been lavishly illustrated and translated from English by Swiss artist, Céline Eimann.

Anne Morgan
http://www.annemorgan.com.au
You Tube trailer for The Sky Dreamer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX2zY0UcfPc

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HOBART BOOKSHOP: Sophie Scott

The Hobart Bookshop
15.05.12 6:57 am

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Nine-year-old Sophie Scott is going to Antarctica on an icebreaker with her dad, the ship’s captain. During the voyage to Mawson Station and back, Sophie keeps a diary. She sees icebergs, penguins, seals and whales. She makes new friends, experiences the southern lights and even becomes stranded in a blizzard!

Children’s Laureate Alison Lester travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow. Her alter ego, Sophie Scott, goes on the same adventure in a friendly, informative and beautifully presented book that sees the wonder of Antarctica through a child’s eyes.

We are very pleased to welcome Alison Lester to Hobart for the launch of her newest picture book. 

Please join us as Simon Estella (Aurora Australis captain) launches Sophie Scott Goes South.

What: Launch of Sophie Scott Goes South
When: Sunday May 27th, 3pm
Where: The Hobart Bookshop
Free event, all welcome.

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An Artful Shed Adds Delight to Collins Street

Jerry de Gryse
15.05.12 6:46 am

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Pictures: Gerhard Mausz

If you are one of the 2000 people who walk or cycle through the west end of Collins
Street each day you will have noticed that the small shed abutting 208 is finally
finished. And what a shed it is.

Built to meet the needs of its owners (Jerry de Gryse and Kate Crowley) to house
bins, bikes and paint tins, it has also met their desire to contribute something to the
City of Hobart. To go beyond their utilitarian needs, the owners engaged artist
Gerhard Mausz to make a work of art out of the new street frontage.

Made of patterned steel layers, the front of the shed is an abstraction of the
topography of the Hobart Rivulet. Overtime, the work will evolve as the elements
and oxidisation of the steel have their way.

Gerhard is experienced contributor to the city landscape through public art programs
(see his gate at Kellys Garden, Salamanca and his street furniture in North Hobart and
Moonah), Gerhard said “I applaud private landowners for making such a cultural
investment in their community. A simple corrugated iron gate could have done the
job, but they have gone further and together we have made something that I hope will
endure and evolve, giving joy and maybe even inspiration to Jerry and Kate and to
those who go past each day.”

Jerry said, “Kate and I are thrilled with what Gerhard has achieved in artfully
interpreting our thoughts about our place in the City and in the wider landscape. His
work is evidence of our belief that quality design and fine detailing add to the life of
the street and make cities great. We hope that over time, Council and other property
owners will unite to make Collins Street a vibrant, peopled promenade. Perhaps our
little contribution will spark others to do more”.

Additional information: Island Workshop were the builders for the project with
design input from David Travalia, Architect and Jerry de Gryse. The rear wall of the
shed uses ‘form ply’ within an otherwise all steel frame.

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