Dear Readers and Writers,

The festival kicked off last in style at Theatre Royal, and we were delighted to award the inaugural Tasmanian Aboriginal Emerging Writer’s Award to Adam Thompson. Congratulations to Adam and to all the shortlisted writers, Nathan Griffiths, Lauren Gower and Neika Lehman.

Today Hadley’s is starting to buzz with masterclasses in full swing, and writers arriving by the minute. There are still tickets available for tonight’s fiction sessions.

The Festival box office will be open from 4pm today at Hadley’s, so come along to our welcome drinks and you’ll be able to pick up your last minute session tickets.

I look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

Best wishes,

Chris Gallagher

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre: Tasmanian Writers’ and Readers’ Festival HERE