The Fellowship of Australian Writers, founded in 1928, is an Australia-wide body with branches in each State, the ACT and Northern Territory. Non-political and non-sectarian, it caters for both established writers and those interested in writing. The Tasmanian branch was constituted in 1947.
Our membership includes many of Tasmania’s best-known writers, who are always willing to give newcomers and beginners advice and encouragement.
The Fellowship of Australian Writers Tasmania Inc holds seminars conducted by some of Australia’s top literary professionals in every aspect of creative writing – poetry, short-story writing, script writing, novels and children’s literature.
FAW Tasmania Inc holds regular monthly meetings where members have an opportunity to share or critique work. There is often a guest speaker.
Guests are welcome. An interest in writing is the only requirement. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 2.00 pm. There is no meeting held in January. Meetings are held in the Boa Vista Room, Friends’ Meeting House, 395 Argyle Street, North Hobart. Click here for more information about membership.
Our newsletters, issued every two months, give news of events, competitions and opportunities. Periodically, FAW Tasmania Inc publishes anthologies of members’ work. Copies of these, as well as books by members and a collection of journals are held in the FAW library.
A list of books held in the FAW Library is available at all monthly meetings. Books may be borrowed by FAW Tasmania Inc members only.
North West Branch
The North West Branch of FAW Tasmania has been in existence for forty-five years. The Branch meets at the Catholic Church Meeting Room, Alexandra Road, Ulverstone at 2.00 pm on the first Thursday of each month in winter and at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of daylight saving months. Meetings are open to anyone interested in writing in any form.
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