Hobart’s biennial literary festival returns

A (non-online) literary festival for all: adults, YA and kids.

While COVID-led pandemonium caused many literary festivals across the country to be cancelled, Tasmania’s insulated island status has permitted plans for the upcoming Hobart Writers Festival, whose season is from 8-10 October 2021. The program will include a diverse array of writers but to encourage artistic freedom there will be no thematic restrictions.

TasWriters’ Director Cassandra Wunsch said:

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on