Poet’s Ode Reading, Longley

In the sweeping grounds of Poet’s Ode at Longley, just 30 minutes from Hobart, this special event will feature readings of new works by three Tasmanian poets.

Delight in hearing new poems about nature, place and belonging, by: Kim Nolan, who was inspired by a writing retreat at the Poet’s Ode property; Tasmanian Literary Awards winner Esther Ottaway, whose family history is woven into this region; and Gina Mercer, who will read work from her current elements-themed book series, including works themed around air, water, and earth.

Poet’s Ode is an inspiring property that offers accommodation in an exquisitely curated quirky cottage by the remnants of an old orchard, a pond and native bushland.

The reading will take place in the garden, with a contingency for cool or wet weather.

Entry: $10 cash at the door, and includes garden seating, refreshments, and the opportunity to tour the venue and wander at will.

Parking: please park opposite the Longley International Hotel, 1678 Huon Road, Longley, where you will be met between 1-1.30pm and shuttled the short distance to Poet’s Ode for a 2pm start.

Disabled access: For those with mobility issues, around five parking spaces are available at Poet’s Ode. Please include request in your RSVP.

Bookings are limited: RSVP by emailing Kim at

Poet’s Ode provides the perfect place for a writing retreat – near and yet so far away. In conjunction with this event, Poet’s Ode is offering a two-night stay for two people at the cottage from 26-28th March for $300 (normally $486). View photos here

Contact Poet’s Ode direct to book accommodation: Sophie Ballagh

Reminder: to book for the Poet’s Ode Reading at 1-3pm Sunday 26 March, email your RSVP to Kim Nolan at

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Longley international Hotel, 1678 Huon Road, Longley
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