The Literary Lounge - Thursday

All Age's Event
Free Event

  • Thu 15
    6pm - 10pm
  • FREE
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Relax, have a tipple and settle in to enjoy the work of lutruwita/Tasmania's finest wordsmiths and performers within The Literary Lounge.

Literary Lounge kicks off at 6pm each night with a free Children's Hour. See more info HERE.

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Book launch: Roughly by Kim Neilsen-Creely

Launceston poet Kim Neilsen-Creely has crafted a superb range of poems for her first collection, drawing on notions of family history and deep connections with some of Tasmania’s far-flung places. Featuring Q and A with Kim and selected readings. Copies of Roughly will be available for purchase at the venue.

Kim Nielsen-Creeley is a writer and poet from lutruwita (Tasmania). She was born in Queenstown and returns often. The ‘road in’ is important, traversing the old highways, the lake areas, mountains, and the personal and political history of the Island. Kim lives in Launceston and is involved with local poetry groups where she regularly reads.

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Toby from Quixotic Books

What does a bookseller really think about books? A lot, probably. Come along to hear Launceston’s newest purveyor of new and unusual books, Toby Wools-Cobb discuss his favourites and the pleasures of running one’s own bookshop.


Open Mic Reading

Do you have a favourite poem? Do you write poetry? Come along and share it with us in the lovely, intimate and supportive atmosphere of the Literary Lounge—there’s no better time and place!


Launceston Improvised Theatre

Join us to see Launceston’s newest theatrical troupe go through it’s improvised paces. Set them a challenge, cheer them along or simply marvel at the bizarre stories and situations being invented and acted out on the spot, before your very eyes.

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