An Inspired Pursuit - Volume 11: Volume II Showcases the Continuing Work of Tatlers. the Group Has Met Continuously Since It Formed in 1962. Over 80 Women from Many Countries and Backgrounds Have Been Members. Some Have Been Successful in Independently by Tatlers Women Writers of Northern Tasman, Members of Tatlers Women Writes of North (Paperback / softback, 2011)
A unique collection of women's stories from the island of Tasmania. It is a selection of thoughtful, considered and engaging writing which varies from whimsical flights of fancy to travel experiences, gripping short stories of fiction and n-fiction to seriously considered essays on current affairs. All pieces were produced between 2002-07 by Tatlers women writers in rthern Tasmania, Australia. Volume II reflects the writing of the five years immediately after publication of the first book which covered the initial forty years of the group, when much of that work was hand written, sometimes typed but almost always, in first draft. Work in this volume has had the advantage of being produced by word-processing thus allowing authors to reflect, alter, polish and re-write sentences and paragraphs, hone skills and produce easily readable, high quality work. Over nearly fifty years, some eighty women writers have contributed as members of Tatlers since its inception in 1962. A selection of the first forty years' writing was produced in 2002 in 'An Inspired Pursuit' published by Karuda Press in the series of an Historical Survey of Northern Tasmania. Work in the first volume is considered to be a significant record of an aspect of the social history of the island of Tasmania as it was formulated during the time women began to leave the confines of the home, join the workforce, undertake studies and become socially and financially independent. Both 'An Inspired Pursuit' and Volume II contribute to furthering women's social and cultural studies. Tatlers w have their own website: www.tastatlers.com which give details of the authors and their first book.
All the authors are women. A small number can claim to be born and bred in Tasmania, many from other Australian states have made the island their home. Some have become naturalised Australians after leaving the countries of their birth for a variety of reasons, mostly seeking a better life in Australia. Some current and past members have been successful in independently publishing work. Volume II showcases the work of the group which has met continuously since its inception. None of the original members are still within Tatlers but many have been in the group a number of years.
Members of Tatlers Women Writes of North, Tatlers Women Writers of Northern Tasman