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Dr Norman Swan is Coming to Tasmania

Updated: Feb 22

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is delighted to present these exclusive conversations with Dr Norman Swan in Launceston and Hobart to talk about his latest book: “SO YOU WANT TO LIVE YOUNGER LONGER?” (Hachette Australia).

Our 2022 Festival theme is ‘The Good Life’ and who better to kick off these conversations than Dr Norman Swan: Australia’s trusted, straight-talking doctor and broadcaster, and now author of his second book on how to live your healthiest, youngest life. After all, many of us dream of staying as young as possible for as long as possible, and there's a growing conga line of products and people offering you just that dream. The dilemma is: which of the pills, mental and physical exercise programs, diets, and superfoods actually work? Some of them do help to keep us younger, healthier and living longer, others are a downright waste of money. So, how do you know what and who to trust?

Enter Dr Swan with his trademark wit, common sense, and accessible style with his new book “So You Want To Live Younger Longer?” in conversation with brilliant, Tasmanian authors and lifestyle connoisseurs.


Dr Swan will be in conversation with Tasmanian leadership coach, author, and therapist, Dr Polly McGee to talk about lifestyle in what is sure to be an enjoyable evening of information, empathy, and humour.

Tuesday, August 30, 5:30pm

Tramsheds Function Centre, Launceston


Norman Swan will discuss all things sustainable and healthy with landscape designer and educator Hannah Moloney, of Good Life Permaculture. Hannah is a regular guest presenter with ABC Gardening Australia, and is the author of “The Good Life”, released to much acclaim in 2021.

Wednesday, August 31, 5:30PM

Ian Potter Recital Hall, Hobart

These conversations are a fantastic beginning to thinking about ‘The Good Life’ ahead of the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, October 13 - 17, 2022. Our festival is about stories, words, and ideas, and it’s our pleasure to bring them to life in conjunction with Dr Norman Swan in August.


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