Calling all followers of folklore and fairytales!

If you love reading old stories told in new ways, and talking to your heart’s content about books with other like-minded souls, this reading group is for you.

Once Upon: a book club will begin in June with The River Wife by Heather Rose. Bring yourself, an open mind and a willingness to participate in the unpacking of some truly wonderful tales. Come with us as we step over the threshold and into the dark woods. Delights and terrors await. There may even be some guest authors in attendance…

To register your interest, please contact

This book club will be held at 6.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month (subject to occasional changes).

About Arianne:

Arianne is a writer of fiction and avid reader. She holds a Bachelor of Behavioural Science and First-class Honours in Creative Writing from the University of Tasmania. Arianne has been shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Young Writers Fellowship and the HNSA Elizabeth Jane Corbett mentorship, and in 2023 she was awarded an ‘Upcoming Writer Fellowship’ at the Katherine Susannah Prichard retreat. Arianne currently works at TasWriters and hosts ‘The Book Shelf’ on Edge Radio where she interviews people from the Tasmanian literary community and beyond.


June 3: The River Wife, Heather Rose

July 8: Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan

August 5: The Briar Book of the Dead, A.G. Slatter

Sept: TBC


Nov: TBC