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SOLD OUT - Hadley's Orient Afternoon Tea & Readings Literary Fundraiser

  • Hadley's Orient Hotel 34 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000 (map)

A delectable afternoon tea, a glass of bubbly and sparkling conversation with an award-winning crime author? Yes please!

You're invited to join 2018 Ned Kelly Award winner Sulari Gentill and Chris Gallagher, former director of the Tasmanian Writers Festival, in the opulent surrounds of Hadley's Orient Hotel for an afternoon of culinary and literary delights.

All funds raised go to the free community program in the new Huon Valley readers and writers festival, Murder She Wrote. You'll be joined at the tea by Murder She Wrote's Festival Director, L.J.M. Owen, and two festival panellists, Hobart's Tansy Rayner Roberts and Joanna Baker.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Each attendee will receive:

- a glass of champagne, 
- Hadley's deluxe afternoon tea, and
- three specially matched teas and readings from All the Tears in China.

Copies of the novel will be available on the day, thanks to the Hobart Bookshop.

N.B. Ticket sales end 12pm *midday* Friday 1 March. Don't miss out!

Fundraising - $1 = $2

Sulari has kindly included Tasmania in her tour to support fundraising for the new Huon Valley writers festival, the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TAF2019).

$25 from every afternoon tea ticket sold goes to fundraising. All funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by MATCH Lab ($1 = $2). The $25 from each ticket becomes $50.

$50 will pay for the equivalent of 5 minutes of a free children's event within the TAF2019 Children's Program.

Your support is deeply appreciated.


Where: Atrium, Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart
When: 2pm, Sunday 3rd March 2019
Cost: $75 + GST

Group Bookings

If you wish to be seated in a group, please make a single booking for the total number of people in your group.

An Exclusive Salon

In addition, for avid fans, there are just four (4) places available in an exclusive one-hour literary salon with Sulari, to be held prior to the afternoon tea. Guests in the salon will also be seated at Sulari's table during the afternoon tea ($120 + GST) (afternoon tea and exclusive salon tickets to be purchased separately).

Private Salon

For readers who would prefer a private salon with Sulari, a 15-minute one-on-one may be possible.

Food Allergies or Seating Needs

To ensure you enjoy the afternoon tea, once you have booked your ticket please advise us by email if you have any special needs, such as a wheelchair space or a food allergy.

Please clearly advise us of any dairy free, nut free, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan or other food requirements.

Please note that if you do not advise us at the time of booking your ticket we may not be able to cater for your individual needs on the day.

Refund Policy

As this event is part of a fundraising drive, tickets are not refundable. They are transferable up to 24 hours before the event.


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