Stella Day Out Hobart Feb 16

Hedberg Salon, Theatre Royal, Hobart

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Nothing bad ever happens here: Heather Rose in conversation with Danielle Wood

I’m delighted to be in conversation with my dear friend and fellow author Danielle Wood reflecting on The Museum of Modern Love and Nothing Bad Ever Happens HereClick here to book a free ticket.

Danielle is the author of the Vogel Prize-winning novel The Alphabet of Light and Dark, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls, Housewife Superstar: the very best of Marjorie Bligh and Mothers Grimm. As ‘Minnie Darke’, she’s written the novels Star-crossedThe Lost Love Song, and With Love from Wish & Co, and the novellas Wild Apples and The Yellow Wood.  Danielle is also the co-editor of two anthologies of Tasmanian writing, Deep South: Stories from Tasmania and Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text. And together Danielle and Heather Rose are ‘Angelica Banks’, author of the Tuesday McGillycuddy books for children. Danielle lives in Hobart and teaches writing at the University of Tasmania.

Fullers Bookshop will be the bookseller for this event.

Free coffee, tea and biscuits available before and after each session.

Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Reserve your spot here.

Also on this special day…

1pm – 2pm | Exploring hope and trust in fiction

Award-winning author Amanda Lohrey sits down with poet and editor Michelle Cahill to talk about hope and trust in literature. Click here to book a free ticket.

Michelle Cahill (she/they)

Michelle is a poet and novelist of Indian heritage. She is the 2023 Hedberg Writer-in-Residence. Her short story collection Letter to Pessoa was awarded the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for New Writing. Her novel Daisy & Woolf was longlisted in the ALS Gold Medal and the Voss Literary Prize. She has been shortlisted in the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize, the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and received the KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize. Cahill is the artistic director of Mascara. 

Amanda Lohrey (she/her)

Amanda lives in Tasmania and writes fiction. In November 2012 she received the 2012 Patrick White Award for literature. Her 2020 novel The Labyrinth won the 2021 Miles Franklin Award, the Voss Award for fiction, the Prime Minister’s Award for fiction and the Tasmanian Literary Award for fiction. Her most recent publication is a novel, The Conversion (2023). In 2022, Melbourne University Press published a critical study of her work, Lohrey, by Dr Julieanne Lamond of the Australian National University.


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