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 was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her debut, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was released by University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP). Her second collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Her third book, Essence, will be published in 2025. Twitter: @thuy_on Instagram: poemsbythuy