This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

JOIN US IN 2019 FROM THURS. 3rd – SUN. 6th OCTOBER. Link below to book for 4-day Festival Pass. Tickets also available at Petrarch’s Bookshop, Brisbane St. Launceston.

Our fabulous International guest poet Chrys Salt from Scotland performing at the TPF 2019
Evie Wood – Director, 2019 with guest poets Tug Dumbly -( left) and Solli Raphael
The lovely poetry of Ross Donlon and Gina Mercer at TPF 2019
Tasmanian Guest Poets: Carol Easton and Rees Campbell. at TPF 2019
Marie McMillan and Gregory North at TPF 2019
Pola Fanous at TPF 2019

The cast singing the poetic songs from “Marjorie Bligh The Musical” by Stella Kent and Karlin Love. Directed by Peter Hammond. From left: Greg Leong, Amanda Dawes, Georgie Todman, David Lee
Local performance poet, Val Tinmouth wowing them at The Launceston Poetry Cup, 2019
…….and the winner is…….the lovely, the wonderful…. Nancy Jean Corbett.

The Tasmanian Poetry Festival acknowledges and respects the palawa people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of this land and we pay our respect to all elders, past, present and future.
PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT: “Sonnets and Songs in Spring” at Nunamara Memorial Hall. Sept. 22nd from 12 pm.

Friday 4th October, two of our guest poets are conducting these inspiring workshops. See below for booking links and details.
Gina Mercer workshop
Chrys Salt MBE workshop
Workshop Bundle

Before we kick off with the official launch….Thurs. 3rd Oct. at The Royal Oak Hotel 8 pm. Cost $10/$8
“Luscious Lines and Lyrics”

“Poets on Pedestals” at the Festival Launch Fri. 4th Oct. The Royal Oak Hotel. Drinks and cheeses included. 5.30 – 6.30 pm. $10 entry
for “Poets on Pedestals” at Festival Launch

Following at 6.30 – “Slamduggery” at The Oakshed, The Royal Oak Hotel.

“Marj for Breakfast” Sat. Oct. 5th at Pioneer Lobby 10. am. $10/$8
“Marj for Breakfast”

“Morning Musings” Sat. 5th Oct. at Pioneer Lobby 10.45 – 1pm $10/$8
“Morning Musings”

“School’s Out” Pioneer Lobby Sat. 5th Oct. 2 – 4 pm $10/$8
“School’s Out

“The Launceston Poetry Cup” at The Boathouse, Sat. 5th Oct. 7 pm. $10/$8
The Launceston Poetry Cup

“Poets Breakfast” Sun. 6th Oct. Pioneer Lobby 9.30 am. $10/$8

“Words from Women @ Sawtooth Ari. 11 am – 12 pm. $5

“Live to Air Broadcast” Pioneer Lobby. 1.15 pm – 4 pm $10/$8