31 October to 3 November 2019

Carmel Hall, Cygnet (Thurs) and Cygnet Old Bank (Fri to Sun)

Earlybird Tickets for the NaNoWriMo Stream are now available.



NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins 12.01 am, 1 November and ends 11.59 pm, 30 November 2019.

You have 30 days to write the first 50,000 words of your next novel - or set any writing goal you like!

At TAF2019, every writer we know has dreamt of sitting in a beautiful café pouring words on to the page. So we decided to create a space for you to do just that.

Get ready on 31 October then write like the wind for three days. Strictly no talking, no mobile phone sounds and no visitors in the NaNoWriMo Quiet Zone. Just write, drink and eat in silence. Heaven!

Earlybird Tickets for the NaNoWriMo Stream are now available.


Our NaNoWriMo Stream includes:

- a one-hour introductory NaNoWriMo workshop on Thursday 31 October 2019,

- a reserved seat from 10am to 4pm, Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November, in a dedicated quiet writing zone in the beautiful Cygnet Old Bank Café, and

- ongoing support for the remainder of NaNo from your TAF2019 cohort.

Of course, you may add other Workshops or Masterclasses from our program for additional inspiration or direction.

Cost: $65, incl. GST

Max no.: 14


You’re very welcome to create your own NaNoWriMo program by picking and choosing the workshops, masterclasses or panel sessions that will inspire you, or just come to TAF019 and hang out at our free events including the Hall of Writers, book shop events and parties.

NaNoWriMo itself is free and we would never want to discourage a writer by putting up any monetary barriers to your creativity. We’ll post more information on NaNo and how you can participate at no cost as the festival draws near.

We’ll ensure you have the opportunities to meet and connect with other NaNo2019 participants to help you form those writerly friendships that will sustain you year after year.