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Welcome to our very first Industry special podcast! In this episode, hosts Veronica and Darren have the absolute pleasure of speaking with two fantastic and important members of the TasWriters team, Program Coordinator Arianne James and Director Cassandra Wunsch, who discuss the motivations and challenges that come with running an amazing Writer's Centre, as well as some of the changes that the past year has brought to their commitment in serving the wonderful Tasmanian community.
The energy these women bring to the podcast will almost certainly leave you with a smile as you jump back onto the keyboard to finish your bestseller, grab a brand new Aussie authored book to read or jump online to see what writing services your community has to offer! Oh, and there's laughter, lots and lots of laughter....
Welcome to TasWriters
Encouraging, supporting and promoting Tasmanian writers and stories.
Welcome to TasWriters, where writers connect for the latest information on Tasmania’s literary scene, get updates on events and find support. We are here to help, whatever your query.
Supports, develops and promotes Tasmanian writers at all stages of their careers;
Offers a hub for the dissemination of advice, information and resources, supporting a network of flourishing writers’ groups across the State;
Develops and strengthens links within and beyond the sector using cooperative programs with other organisations;
Maintains a database of writers willing to present workshops, courses and talks in schools, TAFE, UTAS, libraries and migrant services.
DIRECTOR – CASSANDRA WUNSCH
Cassandra began her writing journey with a residency at the TWC in 2015. Two years later she had trained her way up to coordinating the Twitch program for young writers, where she had her own start. With a background in blogging and theatre, Cassandra is passionate about providing others with the same life changing opportunities that the TWC gave her. Though she originally hails from New South Wales, Cassandra is in love with her home in Tassie and is dedicated to the strong literary community that lives here.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR – ARIANNE JAMES
Arianne is a writer of fiction and avid reader. Her stories have been published in The Hunter Writers Centre’s 2015 Grieve anthology, Swinburne University’s journals Backstory and Other Terrain, and her interviews in Platform magazine. In February 2015 and 2016 Arianne spent a week at Varuna House in the Blue Mountains, NSW. She returned to Varuna again in 2017 after being awarded a place in a short story focus week facilitated by Tegan Bennett-Daylight. Arianne graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, and in 2019 with First-Class Honours in Creative Writing from the University of Tasmania.