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 (TAF2019) is Tasmania’s newest biennial literary festival held in the gorgeous Huon Valley.

All events from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon take place in the TAF2019 Festival Precinct, a cluster of buildings in the centre of Cygnet including Cygnet Town Hall, Lovett Gallery, Southern Swan, ReFind and Carmel Hall.

There are three areas of programming to enjoy across our Halloween-to-Melbourne Cup long weekend of words, wine and mystery. Immerse yourself fully in one, or pick and choose from all three!

MURDER SHE WROTE - A Criminally Good Time

Thursday 31 Oct to Sun 3 Nov 2019

TAF2019 Festival Precinct, Cygnet

Inspired by Agatha Christie, the inaugural TAF2019 theme - Murder She Wrote - is an exploration and celebration of crime and mystery fiction written by women.

Featuring Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood - the creator of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries - and Shamini Flint, our panellist line-up is to die for. Meet them at our range of incisive panels (Sat 2 and Sun 3 Nov), grave workshops (Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov) and deadly festivities (Thurs 31 Oct to Sun 3 Nov).

Test your abilities as a detective at our Murder Mystery Party: Curse of the Sphinx. Can you catch a killer before our panellists?

Or enter our female bushranger-themed Art Competition for a share of over $2000 worth of prizes!

INSPIRE THE LOVE OF READING - Free Community Program

Thursday 31 Oct to Sun 3 Nov 2019

TAF2019 Festival Precinct, Cygnet

In addition to celebrating darker words and worlds, the festival will encourage readers to expand their bookshelves through the Hall of Writers (Fri 1 Nov), the largest gathering of authors and publishers ever held in the Huon Valley.

Alongside our Children’s Program (Thurs 31 Oct) and Book Launch Program (Fri 1 to Sun 3 Nov) - including launches from Carmel Bird and Matthew Evans - TAF2019 aims to inspire the love of reading in our community, which currently has a functional literacy rate of just 50%.

TRAIL OF WRITERS’ TEARS - Food, Wine and Books

Sun 3 Nov 2019 to Tues 5 Nov 2019

Various locations across the Huon 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 (Sun 3 to Tues 5 Nov) ~ by exploring the finest produce, arts and culture the Huon Valley has to offer.

Kick-off with First Dog on the Moon’s Words & Whisky event, followed by a range of cooking classes, book-binding classes and feasts.

Thank you for helping to support the Huon Valley’s recovery from the devastating January/February 2019 bushfires.

SEE BELOW FOR A FULL LIST OF PROGRAM LINKS


 
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 of Links

MURDER SHE WROTE PROGRAM (31 OCT-3 NOV 2019)

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

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

Pitch to a Publisher Pitch to three publishers (Pantera Press, Bonnier Australia and Clan Destine Press) for real industry feedback and enjoy afternoon tea with Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood and Shamini Flint. (Fri 1 Nov, Carmel Hall, Cygnet)

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

Masterclasses Led by our Murder She Wrote panellists. (Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov, Cygnet Supper Room)

Workshops Explore seven types of writing. (Thurs 31 Oct, Carmel Hall, Cygnet)

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

INSPIRE THE LOVE OF READING (31 OCT-3 NOV 2019)

Hall of Writers (Fri 1 Nov, Cygnet Town Hall. Free entry)

Halloween Party with Book Costume Parade (Thurs 31 Oct, Cygnet Town Hall. Free entry)

Children’s Program Author Visits, Writing Competition, Art Prize, Halloween Party, Alley of Children’s Books (Thurs 31 Oct and Fri 1 Nov) - (Various Huon Valley locations. Free entry)

Book Launch Program (Fri 1 Nov; plus Sun 3 Nov launch details TBA) - (Various times, Cygnet. Free entry)

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, various Huon Valley locations)

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

Thank you for participating in our Halloween-to-Melbourne Cup long weekend and helping to support the Huon Valley’s recovery from the devastating January/February 2019 bushfires.

TICKETS AND ACCOMMODATION


Discounted Accommodation Preferred TAF2019 accommodation providers offering a 20% to 40% discount

Ticket Information Golden Tickets, Day Passes, Huon Resident Discounted Pass and more

Ticket Purchase Link Ticket purchasing site

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) CLOSED 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, Cygnet Town Hall, Free entry)

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

Murder Mystery Party: Curse of the Sphinx Dress for 1920s Cairo to catch killer. Can you solve the case before our Murder She Wrote panellists? (Sat 2 Nov, Carmel Hall, Cygnet, Ticketed.)



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