The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre has announced the list of writers who will appear in its free feature reading for Home Truths, its two-day literary festival for Ten Days on the Island. Concepts of home and being away from home.’islandness’, belonging, exile and the nature of place, and how identity is affected by these, will be explored during the festival.
Titled Ten Minutes on the Island, the list for the reading includes some of Tasmania’s most notable fiction and poetry writers, Greens leader Bob Brown, and interstate stars Judith Rodriguez and Rebe Taylor. Iconic Hobart bookseller Christopher Pearce from Hobart Bookshop will open the reading, and eminent poet Tim Thorne will be MC.
The winner of the $5000 Wildcare Nature Writing Prize will be announced, as will the winner of the Writers’ Centre’s most prestigious residency, a three-week exchange to Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The readers are: Fiction – Katherine Johnson, John Hale, James Klousia, Robyn Friend, Philomena van Rijswijk; Playreading – Sean Munro; Non-fiction – Rebe Taylor; Poetry – Pete Hay, Louise Oxley, Anne Collins, Bob Brown, Carolyn Fisher, Cameron Hindrum, Lyn Reeves, Michael Blake, Esther Ottaway, Eliza Hull, Jane Williams, Anne Kellas, Ben Walter, Judith Rodriguez.
Ten Minutes on the Island will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 2 April, upstairs at the Republic Bar & Café, cnr Elizabeth and Burnett Streets, Hobart. Doors open at 7.10pm. No bookings are required. Entry is free. All welcome.