Angela Savage, author of the Jayne Keeney PI series and Director of Writers Victoria, will lead masterclasses at Murder She Wrote

Angela Savage, author of the Jayne Keeney PI series and Director of Writers Victoria, will lead masterclasses at Murder She Wrote

 

PROGRAM


While I’m thrilled to be part of the Terror Australis Festival and can’t wait to share my passion for reading and writing with locals and visitors alike, make no mistake: behind the friendly exterior, in my imagination, I’ll be finding the menace in your beautiful environment, turning your excellent local wines and produce into poison, scattering your exquisite Huon Valley with dead bodies… - Angela Savage



Thursday 31 October


> WORKSHOPS, 9.00 am to 5.30 pm, Carmel Hall - $

Explore seven avenues of writing you may not have considered before with this series of one hour introductory workshops.

> MASTERCLASSES, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Cygnet Supper Room* - $

Develop your career pathway and gain knowledge and confidence from this series of six two-hour writing masterclasses. *Please note that the Cygnet Supper Room is only accessible by stairs.

> NaNoWriMo STREAM, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm, Carmel Hall - $

Launch day for your month of frenzied writing!

> CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, various times and locations - Free entry

Includes readings and workshops across the Huon Valley with ten local children’s authors.

> HALLOWEEN PARTY, 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm, Cygnet Town Hall - Free entry

Open-invitation party for adults and kids alike with food stalls, kids’ book character costume parade and announcement of kids’ writing competition winners. Everyone is welcome to dress up!

Food and drinks available for purchase. Includes children’s Halloween-themed food and drinks for adults at the festival bar.

Children’s activities will be held early in the evening.

Tickets now on sale.


Friday 1 November

> HALL OF WRITERS, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Cygnet Town Hall - Free entry

A day-long book room where readers meet authors and their books. Includes stalls, book launches and panels.

> MASTERCLASSES, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Cygnet Supper Room* - $

Gain knowledge and confidence from this series of six two-hour writing masterclasses. *Please note that the Cygnet Supper Room is only accessible by stairs.

> PITCH TO A PUBLISHER, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Carmel Hall - $

Develop and hone your pitch to an agent or publisher, then pitch to three Australian publishers for real industry feedback.

> NaNoWriMo STREAM, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Cygnet Old Bank - $

Day one of writing bliss in a quiet zone.

> TERROR AUSTRALIS FESTIVAL ART COMPETITION, 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm, Lovett’s Gallery - Free entry

Winners announced in conjunction with the Huon Art Exhibition Group.

> NOIR AT THE BAR, 6.30 pm (for a 7.00 pm start) to 10.00 pm, Cygnet Town Hall - $10 entry

Dress up for a 1920s / speakeasy world of jazz, spoken word and illegal cocktails. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Tickets now on sale.


Saturday 2 November


> MURDER SHE WROTE PANEL SESSIONS, 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (to 6.30 pm with drinks), Cygnet Town Hall - $

Explore dangerous stories, expand your nefarious knowledge and connect through wicked words with our deadly line-up of crime fiction authors.

The first seven sessions. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catered by the utterly delicious Cygnet Old Bank and Baker & Co.

Post-session drinks and a book launch for Golden Ticket and Saturday Day Pass holders will take you through to 6.30 pm.

> NaNoWriMo STREAM, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Cygnet Old Bank - $

Day two of writing bliss in a quiet zone.

> CURSE OF THE SPHINX: MURDER MYSTERY PARTY, 6.30 pm (for a 7.00 pm start) to 9.30 pm, Carmel Hall - $

Can you catch a killer in 1920s Cairo before anyone else? Includes a murder mystery to solve and delicious buffet dinner. Drinks available for purchase.

Tickets now on sale.


Sunday 3 November


> MURDER SHE WROTE PANEL SESSIONS, 8.30 am to 3.00 pm, Cygnet Town Hall - $

Explore dangerous stories, expand your nefarious knowledge and connect through wicked words with our deadly line-up of crime fiction authors.

The last five sessions. Includes morning tea and lunch catered by the utterly delicious Cygnet Old Bank and Baker & Co.

>NaNoWriMo STREAM, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Cygnet Old Bank - $

Day three of writing bliss in a quiet zone.

> MATTHEW EVANS, the GOURMET FARMER, book launch of The Commons, 3.00 pm - Free entry

> FIRST DOG ON THE MOON/ANGELA MEYER, Whisky & Words, 4.00 pm - $

Tickets now on sale.


Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November

- TRAIL OF WRITERS’ TEARS Various times and locations, Huon Valley - some events/activities $, many Free entry

Two days of food, wine, cooking classes and culinary events.

Tickets now on sale.


Readers will get a kick out of meeting their favourite authors and discovering new ones; and writers - fledgling, emerging or established and in any genre - can soak up the clues while some of the county's best writers talk crime and mystery, red herrings and McGuffins, blood splatter, alibis and where the bodies are buried... - Lindy Cameron


Panellists

Our full line-up of suspec…er, panellists has been revealed! Click here for the announcement.

International Guest of Honour, Shamini Flint, author of the Inspector Singh Mysteries

Prime Suspect, Tara Moss, author of the Mak Vanderwall PI series

Mistress of Mystery, Kerry Greenwood, creator of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

and

Joanna Baker, author of The Slipping Place

Lindy Cameron, President Sisters in Crime Australia and author of the Kit O’Malley, Melbourne PI series

Jack Heath, award-winning author of Hangman

Meg Keneally, author of Fled and the Monsarrat series

Angela Meyer, Head Publisher Bonnier Australia and author of A Superior Spectre

David Owen, author of the Pufferfish series

L.J.M. Owen, TAF2019 Festival Director, author of the Dr Pimms series and the new The Great Divide

Angela Savage, Director of Writers Victoria and author of the Jane Keeney PI series

Tansy Rayner Roberts (writing as Livia Day), author of the Tabitha Darling series

with

Fugitive Correspondents Sulari Gentill, Emma Viskic, Robert Gott and Jock Serong who will be On the Run in USA at the time, becoming TAF2019’s Fugitive Correspondents from Bouchercon, the world mystery convention.



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