Cygnet Town Hall

10 am to 4 pm, Friday 1 November 2019

Welcome to Country by S.E.T.A.C.

Hall of Writers Opening by Huon Valley Mayor, Cr Bec Enders

TAF2019 Festival Opening by Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania

MC Chris Gallagher

10 AM to 4 PM, Cygnet Town Hall, Free Entry

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Win Tea and a Tour of Government House and meet Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania

Join us at the Hall of Writers Book Fair in Cygnet on Friday 1 November and you and friends could win a tour of Government House with tea and a chance to meet Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania and Mr Warner! (Date to be arranged in 2020.)

The Hall of Writers Book Fair will fill Cygnet Town Hall with more than 40 authors, publishers and speciality stalls - including an Alley of Children’s Books - open to schools and the public to visit, chat to the authors, attend book launches, listen to author conversations and purchase any books they fall in love with. Come and celebrate reading and writing with us!

Open 10 am to 4 pm. Free entry.

Bookworms of all ages are warmly welcomed to the

Hall of Writers Book Fair

TAF2019 is excited to partner with 26TEN to present this wonderful celebration of the written word - for adults and children alike.

What is it?

The Hall of Writers Book Fair is a room filled with:

- 40+ authors and publishers - plus specialty stallholders - to chat to,
- fiction, non-fiction, children's, memoir, romance, history and fantasy books to browse,
- an Alley of Children's Books,
- book launches,
- a Welcome to Country by SETAC,
- Official Opening of the Hall by Cr Bec Enders,
- Official Launch of the TAF2019 Festival by Her Excellency, the Governor of Tasmania, and
- a live radio broadcast throughout the day!

Hall of Writers visitors are encouraged to chat to all stallholders as they complete the circuit of the Hall.

You never know what you’ll discover!

When is it?

Friday 1 November 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where is it?

Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet

Did you know?

The Huon Valley is a 26TEN Community? Or how to have a 26TEN Chat? Come and find out!

School, Writer and Book Groups

School, writer and book groups are strongly encouraged to visit the Hall. If possible, we ask that larger school groups contact us ahead of time to help stagger your visits across the day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hall of Writers Book Fair!

Hall of Writers Book Fair Program

The Alley of Children’s Books will run along one side of the Hall, and a mix of other authors, publishers and specialty stalls will fill the rest of the space.

A stage and some chairs will be at the front of the Hall for announcements and book launches. The formal part of each book launch will run for approximately 15 minutes.

Following each launch, the author/s will be available to sign copies of their books and chat to readers while other visitors browse the stalls.

Click here to see the Hall of Writers Book Fair draft program.

Alley of Children’s Books Stallholders

Verity Croker (QLD)

Lynne Fellowes (Huon Valley)

Kate Gordon (TAS)

Julie Hunt (Huon Valley)

Margie Kirk (Huon Valley)

Lindsey Little (TAS)

Carol Ann Martin (Huon Valley)

Tanya McQueen (Huon Valley)

Anne Morgan (TAS)

Rufus Offor (TAS)

Judi Rhodes (Huon Valley)

Book Fair Authors

Alison Alexander (TAS)

Stephen Brown (S.J. Brown) (TAS)

Lindy Cameron (VIC)

Sharon Carnes (TAS)

Natalie Conyer (NSW)

Steve Dillon (TAS)

Sara Dowse (NSW)

Peta Flanigan (Polly Holmes) (WA)

Nick Gadd (TAS)

Dorothy Johnston (VIC)

Jennifer McDonald (NSW)

Janice Simpson (TAS)

Tansy Rayner Roberts (Livia Day) (TAS)

Elaine Reeves (Huon Valley)

Angela Rockel (Huon Valley)

Justin Woolley (TAS)

Book Fair Launches

Carmel Bird (TAS)

Corella Press (QLD)

Eastern Shore Writers Anthology (TAS)

Natalie Conyer (NSW)

Peta Flanigan (WA)

*Please note that the launch of L.J.M. Owen’s The Great Divide (Huon Valley) is on Saturday 2 November and the launches of Matthew Evans’ The Commons (Huon Valley) and Angela Rockel’s Rogue Intensities (Huon Valley) are on Sunday 3 November.

Book Fair Publishers

Clan Destine Publishing (VIC)

Corella Press (QLD)

For Pity Sakes (NSW)

Forty South Publishing (TAS)

Gumnut Press (WA)

Kill Your Darlings (VIC)

Tas Food Books (TAS)

Book Fair Specialty Stalls

26Ten (TAS)

Damn Fine Notebooks (TAS)

Libraries Tasmania (TAS)

TasWriters (TAS)

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