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


 
Tara Moss , author of the  Mak Vanderwall PI  series and brand new  Billie Walker  series, is headlining at Murder She Wrote © Berndt Sellheim

Tara Moss, author of the Mak Vanderwall PI series and brand new Billie Walker series, is headlining at Murder She Wrote © Berndt Sellheim

 


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.

Click here to see the full Program


 
Kerry Greenwood , creator of  Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries , is headlining at  Murder She Wrote

Kerry Greenwood, creator of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, is headlining at Murder She Wrote

 

‘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


Menu

Quick Glance Program - print, fold and keep

TICKETED PROGRAM (31 OCT-5 NOV 2019)


Murder She Wrote Panel Sessions 12 intriguing sessions over two days. (Sat 2 and Sun 3 Nov)

Curse of the Sphinx: Murder Mystery Party Can you catch a killer in 1920s Cairo? (Sat 2)

Pitch to a Publisher Pitch to three publishers for real industry feedback and enjoy afternoon tea with Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood and Shamini Flint. (Fri 1 Nov)

Noir at the Bar A reader and writer mixer set in a speak easy of jazz and spoken word. (Fri 1 Nov. Details TBA)

Masterclasses Led by our Murder She Wrote panellists. (31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov)

Workshops Explore seven types of writing. (Thurs 31 Oct)

NaNoWriMo Stream Kick-off NaNo2019 with a bang! (Thurs 31 Oct to Sun 3 Nov)


FREE PROGRAM (31 OCT-3 NOV 2019)


Hall of Writers (Fri 1 Nov)

Halloween Party with Book Costume Parade (Thurs 31 Oct)

Children’s Program Author Visits, Writing Competition, Art Prize, Halloween Party, Alley of Children’s Books (Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov)

Book Launch Program (Fri 1 to Sun 3 Nov, Details TBA)


TRAIL OF WRITERS’ TEARS: FOOD, WINE & BOOKS

(3-5 NOV 2019)


Trail of Writers’ Tears Explore the finest food, wine, cooking classes the Huon Valley has to offer - includes a book-binding class (Sun 3 to Tues 5 Nov)

First Dog on the Moon and Angela Meyer - Whisky & Words (Sun 3 Nov)


TICKETS AND ACCOMMODATION


Ticket Information

Tickets Quick Link Ticket purchasing site

Accommodation Preferred accommodation providers offering a 20% discount


COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS - FEMALE BUSHRANGERS


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) CLOSES 31 AUGUST 2019

Enter the Terror Australis Festival Art Awards 2019 - $2000 in prizes (Open to all, regardless of age or home address) CLOSES 18 OCTOBER 2019

Enter the Children’s Writing Competition 2019 (Open to all children up to the age of 16, regardless of age or home address) CLOSES 4 OCTOBER 2019

PARTIES

Halloween Party with Book Costume Parade Kids and adult costumes encouraged. (Thurs 31 Oct, free entry)

Noir at the Bar Dress for the 1920s/30s. A speak easy of jazz and spoken word. (Fri 1 Nov. $10 entry. Details TBA)

Murder Mystery Party: Curse of the Sphinx Dress for 1920s Cairo and find the killer. (Sat 2 Nov. Ticketed.)



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