Upcoming events

We regularly host events, including launches, signings, readings, and announcements of prizes. These are usually held in the shop in the early evenings, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with your launch speech, and take the opportunity for some after-hours browsing. We also sell books for events held at other venues.

Check below for upcoming events.

Book Launch: Running out of Entropy (Tim Thorne)

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The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday March 1st

We are excited to host the launch, by Jane Williams, of Tim Thorne's new collection of poetry, Running out of Entropy, published by Walleah Press.

This is Tim Thorne's fifteenth collection of poetry. Over a career spanning more than fifty years, he has won a number of prizes, including the Stanford Writing Scholarship (1971), New Poetry Award (1973), Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship (1978), Gleebooks Poetry Sprint (1995), grant and fellowships from Australia Council (1975, '77, '78 and '79), from Arts Tasmania (1986 and '92), and from the Eleanor Dark Foundation (1993), Launceston Poetry Cup (2006, '08), William Baylebridge Award (2007), Christopher Brennan Award (2012) and the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (2014).
He has twice been a finalist in the National Poetry Slam, was Director of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival from 1985 to 2001, and is a life member of the Tasmanian Writers' Centre.
This is a free event and all are welcome.

Book Launch: The Netted Air (Anne Kellas)

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The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday March 15th

We are delighted to host the launch, by Sarah Day, of Anne Kellas's collection of poetry, The Netted Air.

The delicate little chapbook is part of the "Picaro Poets" series published by Ginninderra Press, and gives a snapshot of Kellas's work.
Anne Kellas is an Australian poet living in Tasmania. Born in South Africa, Anne has lived in England, Swaziland and, for the past 30 years, in Australia. Her book, The White Room Poems was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize in 2017. She writes full time, and has taught poetry at tertiary level. She regularly holds poetry workshops, edits and reviews books and mentors poets.
You can read more about Anne Kellas at her website.
This is a free event and all are welcome.

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