ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
I have never anticipated a festival more than I anticipate TAF2019! What an incredible opportunity for readers, aspiring and emerging writers, and passionate authors and publishers, to mix and celebrate the written word (and local food and drink) in Tassie. - Angela Meyer
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TAF) is a new biennial event in the Huon Valley.
Over four days ~ from 31 October to 3 November 2019 ~ Cygnet and surrounds will be alive (or undead) with panel sessions, parties, workshops and free community events.
The inaugural theme, Murder She Wrote, is an exploration of crime and mystery fiction written by women past and present.
In addition to celebrating darker words and worlds, the festival will encourage readers to extend their bookshelves and writers to expand their knowledge and networks. Reading, writing and literacy groups will have an opportunity to connect with each other, and community members wishing to volunteer may learn new organisational and production skills.
We hope you join us at Halloween 2019 for four days of victims, victuals and vellum, followed by two days of our Trail of Writers’ Tears.
There are so many authors I admire on the program, and I’m always looking for an excuse to visit Tassie... The Terror Australis Festival is shaping up to be the highlight of my year! I especially can’t wait to meet all the bookworms, young and old. - Jack Heath