First published August 7

Dear Writers and Readers,

As we gear up for the Centre’s largest event, our TASMANIAN WRITERS AND READERS FESTIVAL 2017 the Centre goes into festival mode. Between now and October our standard Writas and This Writing Month newsletters will be replaced by these weekly Festival Update E-Bulletins - you can expect to receive this every Monday! We do know there is a need to keep up with other industry news and opportunities, so during this time we reccomend you keep an eye on the Tasmanain Writers Centre Events page where we will upload events and opportunities coming up:

Our Festival Marketing team has been busy and on the weekend we launched the first of our weekly Facebook Prizes, have you seen it yet? Head to our Facebook page to enter before August 13th for your chance to win a Golden Ticket - this will give you a free pass to all Saturday and Sunday sessions at the Festival!

Our full festival program will go live and be on sale on 11th August and a printed program will be inserted in the Mercury’s Tas Weekend on 12th August. There are still lots of opportunities to get involved by volunteering at the Festival. The call-out and sign up for volunteering is open on our Festival Volunteer page. If you enoy receiving the latest Festival updates encourage your friends to sign up for our festival free newsletters via our website now.

The countdown is on, we can’t wait to tell you on Friday about all the sessions we have planned!