Seldom do we have the opportunity to delve behind a writer’s words, or to hear their motivation, inspiration and aspirations.
The Shock of the Now is a rare opportunity to hear distinguished authors speak about what is important to them, to us and to our planet. From Peter Singer to Anita Heiss, Robert Dessaix to Anne Summers, join in the lively debate, discussion and fine conversation with prominent writers and thinkers over two weekends of literary and cultural inspiration.
Presented by the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre in association with Ten Days, events will be staged around the city of Hobart and feature master-classes, forums and presentations.
Peter Singer, ethicist, international author and controversial provocateur of thought and analysis, will present the keynote address. Frank Moorhouse, one of Australia’s finest writers, hosts The Martini Lecture, which is one of the numerous public and industry sessions for readers and writers.
Other writers include Sri Lankan-born Michelle De Kretser (Vic.), Peter Timms (Tas.), Isobelle Carmody (Australian living in Prague), Tony Birch (Vic.), writer and commentator Damon Young (Vic), foreign correspondent John Martinkus, and many others including writers who live and work in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre supports writers around the state and is a part of the national network, Writing Australia. The Centre manages the national residency program: PLACES.
Full programme information for The Shock of the Now, including individual session details, masterclasses and other events will be available from 31 January 2013.
Tasmanian Writers' Centre in association with Ten Days on the Island
Details of Ten Days event venues can be found here.