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(For up-to-date information, please visit the Tasmanian Poetry Festival's website).

The Tasmanian Poetry Festival, an annual event held in Launceston each October, was founded and for seventeen years directed by Tim Thorne from 1985. Since 2003, Cameron Hindrum has been the festival’s director.

Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2015 - lineup of guests scheduled to appear this year:

Ivy Alvarez
Irish Joe Lynch
Lyndon Walker
Anne Collins
Duncan Hose
Caitlin Maling
Billy Marshall Stoneking
Ali Cobby Eckermann

References to previous Tasmanian Poetry Festivals - culled mainly from back issues of famous reporter - can be found below:

Guests in 2013 included Michael SharkeyAidan ColemanAnne Kellas, Darkwing Dubs, Lisa Jacobson, Sandy HolmesAndy White, Eleanor Jackson & Doubting Thomas - and featured the 'Ted & Sylvia' multimedia performance. The festival ran from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October, 2013.

The 2012 Tasmanian Poetry Festival ran from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October, with guests Dael Allison, Omar Musa, Richard Tipping, Chris Mansell, Mandy Beaumont, Candy Royalle, Roberta Lowing, Matt Hetherington, Janet Jackson ['Jackson') and Alex Skovron. Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2012 - images

Tasmanian Poetry Festival 2010

Saturday evening: 2009 Tasmanian Poetry Festival (Launceston Poetry Cup)

Section of a March 2008 interview with Tasmanian Poetry Festival director Cameron Hindrum, dealing with the running of the festival.

Notes - 2008 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Notes - 2007 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Notes - 2006 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Notes - 2005 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Notes - 1995 Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Tim Thorne: 1994 Tasmanian Poetry Festival