Celebrated writer, historian and teacher Maria Tumarkin (above) will be in Hobart next month to run a workshop on non-fiction writing for the Tasmanian Writers Centre.

The author of Otherland, Courage and Traumascapes will be at Moonah Arts Centre on March 12th, with a session on how to generate ideas for long-form non-fiction.

Currently working as a creative writing teacher at the University of Melbourne, Maria holds a PhD in cultural history. Her work was included in the Best Australian Essays collection in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and her essay ‘no Skin’ was shortlisted for the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2015.

Tasmanian Writers Centre Director Chris Gallagher said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Tasmanian writers to learn from an experienced teacher and an exceptional fellow writer. Maria’s book Otherland is a beautiful and very powerful piece of writing which tells the story of her return to Russia and Ukraine with her Australian-born teenage daughter, I’m looking forward to seeing how Maria supports our workshop attendees in taking their own personal experiences and connecting them to larger questions of culture and shared humanity.” 

Maria Tumarkin’s workshop, Generating ideas for long-form creative non-fiction, is on March 12th from 10am-4pm at the Moonah Arts Centre. Tickets are available at

For further details of the Writer’s Journey workshops that will be taking place throughout 2017, please visit 

Future presenters include Peter Timms, Heather Rose, and Benjamin Law.