Tasmania is an island, a collection of islands: 334 to be exact.
On the edges: political, social, emotional. Edges of ocean, sky, earth, society. Cut from the southern fringe of an island continent, at 42 degrees south, girt by the wildness and wind of the Southern Ocean. It’s not so far to the edge of Antarctica, yet our climate is temperate, cool, comfortable. A long tradition of storytelling is fed by our place; by a deep indigenous history; by a penal system that banished souls to the edge of the world. Today, a culture of art and literature flourishes. See our COVID-19 update for more.
On the edges.
This place inspired our conference theme, which will continue even as we go virtual.