Tasmania also has a vibrant Arts community, with local events celebrating Poetry, Stories and other forms of creative writing Talent. Three such forums for creativity are Poetry Pedlars', the Society For Women Writers Tasmania (which is also open for men). and 'Slamduggery', another performance poetry forum.
Society of Women Writers Tasmania
All of that being said:
I've had my second experience of the Creative Arts community this year at 'SlamDuggery', which was held at Dickens Ciderhouse on the 17th of July. We had a packed house and five supremely talented Poets performing original creative writing to the audience. It was a great time, and allowed me to get a glimpse of what's happening in the close knit and very supportive arts community.