University of Prince Edward Island-Tasmania Writers’ Exchange

Launched in 2006, the UPEI-Tasmania Writers’ Exchange is co-hosted by UPEI’s Vice-President, Academic & Research, Dean of Arts, Department of English, and Institute of Island Studies, and the University of Tasmania and Tasmanian Writers’ Centre.

The writers’ exchange offers writers time to write on specific projects. They also engage with the local literary communities during public readings and writing workshops.

Previous writers from Tasmania include authors Danielle Wood, Tim Thorne, Louise Oxley, and Gina Mercer. Previous writers from PEI include Brent MacLaine, Dianne Morrow, Richard Lemm, Orysia Dawydiak, and Deirdre Kessler.

In September 2019, UPEI welcomes Terry Whitebeach from Tasmania, who will give a public reading on September 26, and a writing workshop on October 5.

For more information, please e-mail Lee Ellen Pottie at lpottie at