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Books & Wine - Writers Festival Fundraising Soirée

  • Cygnet Old Bank 14 Mary St CYGNET (map)

Award wining author? Check! Fantastic Huon Valley wine producer? Check!

Join 2018 Ned Kelly Award winning author Sulari Gentill, former director of the Tasmanian Writers Festival Chris Gallagher, fabulous winemaker Kate Hill Wines and local wine expert Winsor Dobbin for a salubrious evening of wine and words.

You'll be greeted with a glass of sparkling on arrival, then treated to three of Kate's wines, each matched with an excerpt from Sulari's latest historical mystery, All the Tears in China. There'll be delectable Cygnet Old Bank platters to nibble from throughout and an exclusive taste of a Gold Medal award winning schnapps from Frank's Cider to finish.

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 soirée by Murder She Wrote's Festival Director, L.J.M. Owen, and two festival panellists, Hobart's Tansy Rayner Roberts and Joanna Baker.

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

Your support is greatly appreciated.

N.B. Ticket sales end 6pm Saturday 2 March. Seats are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.

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).

$50 from every soirée ticket sold goes to fundraising. All funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar by MATCH Lab ($1 = $2). The $50 from each ticket becomes $100.

$100 will pay for the equivalent of 10% of a youth writer residency placement within the TAF2019 Youth Writer Residency program.

Your support is deeply appreciated.


Where: Cygnet Old Bank, 20 Mary St,Cygnet
When: 6.30pm for 7pm, Monday 4th March 2019
Cost: $100 + 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

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 soirée. Guests in the salon will also be seated at Sulari's table during the soirée ($120 + GST).

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 soirée, 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. 


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