Young writers launch their work

SIX local young writers have finally had the chance to share their connection with community spaces in the City of Glenorchy following the official launch of their works at the Moonah Arts Centre in late June.

Held as part of the Tasmanian Writers Centre (TWC) 2017 Young Writers in the City residency program, the six young writers were paid $500 to create experimental essays inspired by a local venue of their selection.

Funded by the Glenorchy City Council, the program was facilitated through Twitch and the TWC young writers program.

This was the first time that Young Writers in the City has taken place in the City of Glenorchy.

The 2017 Glenorchy residents included Lily Bennett (venue: Northgate and surrounds), Vivienne Cutbush (venue: GASP), Kate Dewar (venue: Migrant Resource Centre), Elissa Evans (venue: MONA), Zara Gudnason (venue: MR-1 Fast Ferry) and Laura Hilton (venue: Magnolia 73 Café).

The residents’ finished works will now be published online.

For further details on The Young Writers in the City of Glenorchy, please visit the Tasmanian Writers Centre website at

Caption: From top left, Elissa Evans, Kate Dewar, Laura Hilton, Lily Newell, Vivienne Cutbush and Zara Gudnason. Photos credited to Jack Robert-Tissot.

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