Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2018

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 Join us in celebrating the 2018 Tasmanian Poetry Festival from October 5th - 7th for a weekend filled with poetry readings, entertaining workshops and poetry slams. Held as an annual event, Launceston poetry enthusiasts are offered a weekend filled with guest poetry readings and interactive workshops to develop poetry skills.

This event is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to attend and enjoy the celebration of the art of poetry. With a festival roster filled with events across Launceston, you'll find endless entertainment for all ages. This years event will be the home to an array of featured poets, offering a range of poetry style and readings to enjoy. 

Meet the 2018 festival guest poets

  •  Nicola Easthope
  • Quinn Eades
  • Michael Aiken
  • Marilyn Arnold
  • Helga Jermy
  • Gabrielle Journey Jones
  • Jesse Oliver
  • Arielle Cottingham
  • Amy Bodossian

View the 2018 weekend program  |  Purchase tickets here



  • Friday, 05 October 2018 | 06:15 PM - Sunday, 07 October 2018 | 04:30 PM


Workshops: Launceston Library

Words on Water: on board the MV Tamar Odyssey, departing Home Point Marina at 6.30 on Friday, Oct 5th

All other events are at St Ailbe's Hall, Margaret Street, Launceston.