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

 

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, 5.30 pm to 9.30 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 stalls and festival bar including children’s Halloween-themed food. Children’s activities will be held early in the evening.

Earlybird Tickets are now available.


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.

Earlybird Tickets are now available.


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 delicious buffet dinner.

Earlybird Tickets are now available.


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 - $

Earlybird Tickets are now available.


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.

Earlybird Tickets are now available.


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

Prime Suspect: Tara Moss

Mistress of Mystery: Kerry Greenwood

and

Joanna Baker

Lindy Cameron

Jack Heath

Meg Keneally

Angela Meyer

David Owen

L.J.M. Owen

Angela Savage

Tansy Rayner Roberts (writing as Livia Day)

with

Fugitive Bouchercon Correspondents

Sulari Gentill

Emma Viskic

Robert Gott

Jock Serong


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