‘Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, you get to create a brand new event to celebrate everything you love. For me, those loves - those passions - are reading, writing and crime fiction, and that event is the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival in the gorgeous Huon Valley.’ - L.J.M. Owen
Partners, Sponsors and Donors
TAF2019 will welcome partners, sponsors and donors interested in promoting literacy and supporting artistic endeavour in the Huon Valley.
TAF2019 has been accepted into the Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA) MATCH Lab program. Every dollar raised through fundraising and sponsorship will be matched with another dollar from MATCH Lab until 31 May 2019.
Tax deductible donations for the festival made through CPA will also be matched.
TAF2019 will hold a series of public fundraising events in the first half of 2019.
TAF2019 will be auspiced by Auspicious Arts Projects Inc. They provide oversight to all budgetary and workforce aspects of the project, as well as $20m public liability insurance.
Authors and Publishers for the Hall of Writers
We’ll put the call out for authors and publishers for the Hall of Writers ~ a day-long bookroom ~ early in 2019.
Local children’s, fiction and non-fiction authors and publishers and Australian crime fiction authors and publishers will be encouraged to apply.
As a local writer it's so exciting to see a festival like this coming to Cygnet. I hope that the Tasmanian landscape inspires all these writers to come back and write books set here! There are so many pretty spots around our state where a fictional body or two could be discovered. - Tansy Rayner Roberts
Volunteers are the life-blood of every writers festival. Through it’s volunteer program TAF2019 aims to open pathways for those seeking opportunities, training and experience in event organisation.
Murder She Wrote will seek volunteers to join the team organising the festival (strong organisational skills and/or communications and media skills needed from now until October 2019) and the team running it (to be recruited and trained in mid 2019 to help stage the festival at Halloween 2019).
Information sessions will be held ahead of call outs. In return for their hours, volunteers will be eligible for various items of merchandise. Some volunteers may housekeep for workshops, masterclasses and/or panel sessions, some may provide support to authors and panellists, some may be involved in ticketing, staging parties or the festival bookshop.
If you contact us ahead of a formal volunteer call-out, please let us know where you are located, what you would like to do, how many hours a week you can offer and if you have any relevant experience.
Vendors and Service Providers
We’ll put the call out for a range of food, accommodation and preferred service providers from late 2018.
TAF2019 would like to thank it’s existing partners, supporters and contributors.
Want to become part of the festival? Submit your enquiry below.