Please join us for the official opening of the Hobart Writers Festival 2019, at Hadley’s Orient Hotel, on Friday the 13th of September, at 7.30-9pm.
The theme of this year’s Festival is My Tasmanian Landscape, and the Festival opening will be setting the scene, with a strong focus on our islands Aboriginal heritage. It will begin with a Welcome to Country by the inaugural 2017 Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writer Award winner, Adam Thompson.
We will also be entertained by Kartanya Maynard, who is a a trawlwoolway, Kaurna and Ngadjuri woman, and a Hobartian. A graduate of the the UTas Conservatorium of Music, she has a flair for drama, a strong connection to Culture and a passionate desire to give back to her community through music. She is a well loved performer who you might have heard contributing music to the Bob Brown Foundation’s Save takayna-Tarkine initiatives, as well as at other gatherings and events.
More highlight of the opening ceremony include the presentation of this year’s Emerging Tasmanian Aboriginal Writer Award, as well as presentations on the Hidden Stories program, and we will be hearing from a local poet on the subject of their Tasmanian Landscape. It promises to be a varied and colourful opening ceremony. Don’t miss it! Tickets can be obtained here.