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Event Venue

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Event Dates & Times

  • Fri, Oct 23 2020 5:30pm

Running Time

80 minutes


Seating at this event is in a Covid-safe arrangement.

No filming or photography permitted.



Join us to celebrate powerful voices captured in flights of language.

Join a fabulous star-studded list of guest readers drawn from the vast ranks of successful Tasmanian women—politicians, poets, teachers, performers, businesswomen, all committed fans of poetry—as we feast on a banquet of poetry written by women in contemporary times.

Featuring, among many others, work by Dorothea McKellar, Wislawa Symborska, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, Naomi Shihab Nye, Carol Ann Duffy, Mary Oliver and Maya Angelou.

Hosted by Michael Edgar & Cameron Hindrum, we return in this installment to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston. Guest readers include Rosemary Armitage, Marilyn Arnold, Liz Bennett, Andrea Dawkins, Joy Elizabeth, Jane Forrest, Yvonne Gluyas, Megan Jolly, Anne Layton-Bennett, Joscelyn Littlejohn, Mary Machen, Gina McKenzie, Gina Mercer, Michelle O'Byrne, Esther Ottaway, Georgie Todman, Jane Woollard and Evie Wood.

Presented in conjunction with the Tasmanian Poetry Festival- who have an incredible series of events lined up for October. Do have a look at their website, and don't miss a moment.

Why not make an evening of it? The Hotel Grand Chancellor offers a wonderful 2-course meal, post-reading.


Ticket Pricing

  • $20 - Full
  • Free - to 2020 Friends of Theatre North*

Bookings are essential.

*Friends of Theatre North who wish to arrange their complimentary ticket should contact the Box Office directly - 6331 0052 or email boxofficemanager@theatrenorth.com.au

This event adheres to all current public health mandates, including physically distanced seating.

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • Host - Michael Edgar
  • Host - Cameron Hindrum