The 2018 AGM of the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre was held on Friday 20th April in Hobart, with a strong attendance – someone mentioned there were just a dozen or so at the AGM the previous year – due to the organisation facing a serious funding shortfall and, consequently, being in danger of closing.
The meeting opened with explanations and discussion around both the significance and the consequences of the loss of arts funding for 2018. Once proceedings turned to the election of office bearers, existing Board members tendered their resignations and stated they will not be renominating. As a consequence, the AGM was adjourned mid-proceedings and will be reconvened at Hadley’s Hotel, Hotel on Friday May 4th at 5.30 p.m.
As of 25th April, a TWC crowdfunding campaign has raised $2,725 in support of the Centre.