MURDER SHE WROTE
31 OCT - 5 NOV 2019
Huon Valley, Tasmania
What a writer’s and reader’s delight it will be to celebrate great authors and chilling reads in one of my favourite parts of the world. Tasmania - the people, the food, the coffee, the hospitality - and good crime novels are a delicious fit. I would kill to be at the Terror Australis Festival, but thankfully I was invited so I won’t need to. - Tara Moss
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival is Tasmania’s newest biennial literary festival held in the gorgeous Huon Valley (#TAF2019).
From Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November 2019, #TAF2019 offers a four-day program jam-packed with incisive panels, grave workshops and deadly festivities.
Inspired by Agatha Christie, the inaugural theme ~ Murder She Wrote ~ is an exploration of crime and mystery fiction written by women. Featuring Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood and Shamini Flint, we have a panellist line-up to die for.
In addition to celebrating darker words and worlds, the festival will encourage readers to expand their bookshelves through the Hall of Writers, the largest gathering of authors and publishers ever held in the valley.
After four days of exploring dangerous stories, expanding your nefarious knowledge and connecting through wicked words. relax during our two-day après-fest ~ the Trail of Writers’ Tears (Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November 2019) ~ by exploring the finest produce, arts and culture the Huon Valley has to offer.
‘Tasmania has always been a magical place to me, and I’m so excited to be visiting it in the context of two of my favourite pastimes, reading and writing.’ - Meg Keneally
FESTIVAL PROGRAM (31 OCT-3 NOV 2019)
Panel Sessions (2 and 3 Nov)
Pitch to a Publisher (1 Nov)
Masterclasses (31 Oct and 1 Nov)
Workshops (31 Oct)
NaNoWriMo Stream (31 Oct to 3 Nov)
FREE PROGRAM (31 OCT-3 NOV 2019)
Children’s Program (31 Oct)
Bookshop Program (1 to 3 Nov, Details TBA)
APRÈS-FESTIVAL PROGRAM (3-5 NOV 2019)
Trail of Writers’ Tears (3 to 5 Nov)
GOLDEN TICKETS AND OTHER TICKETS
Ticket Information (includes link to ticket purchasing site)
Go straight to Sticky Tickets (ticket purchasing site)
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS
Win the inaugural TAF2019 7-night Writer or Reader Residency (Open to all TAF2019 ticket holders and volunteers)
Enter the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2019 - Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival Award for Best Bushranger Story (Open to all Australian female writers, regardless of age)
Enter the Terror Australis Festival Art Awards 2019 (Open to all, regardless of age or home address)
Enter the Children’s Writing Competition 2019 (Open to all children up to the age of 16, regardless of age or home address)
Community Halloween Party with Book Costume Parade (Thurs 31 Oct, free entry. Costumes encouraged.)
Noir at the Bar (Fri 1 Nov. $10 entry. 1920s/1930s speak easy costumes encouraged. Details TBA)
Murder Mystery Party: Curse of the Sphinx (Sat 2 Nov. Ticketed. Costumes encouraged. Details TBA)