Anytime you gather storytellers in the same place, creative magic happens. When that place is as beautiful and special as Cygnet, the magic is powerful indeed. I can’t wait to be back in Tasmania, to be inspired by Cygnet and the wonderful writers attending Terror Australis Festival, and to share our love of the craft with all those who join us. - Sulari Gentill

Golden Tickets

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November 2019

Your weekend pass plus! Taking you from Friday all the way through to Sunday.

A Golden Ticket includes:

- entry to Friday night’s Noir at the Bar,

- all 12 Murder She Wrote panel sessions on Saturday and Sunday,

- morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and drinks on Saturday and morning tea and lunch on Sunday (catered by the utterly delicious Cygnet Old Bank and Baker & Co.),

- a book,

- a 2 year subscription to StoryStylus, and

- the opportunity to apply for a 7-night TAF2019 Adult Writer or Reader Residency.

The first 80 Golden Tickets only also include a seat at Saturday night’s Murder Mystery Party (including the game and a fabulous buffet dinner) as our thank you for showing your support and enthusiasm for our festival.

Cost: $499, incl. GST. to 31 July 2019.

Price rises to $530, incl. GST. on 1 August 2019.

Purchase your Golden Tickets here: click here.


Pitch to a Publisher

Friday 1 November 2019

Following a morning masterclass with Jack Heath to prepare your pitch, your publishers are Lindy Cameron, CEO of Clan Destine Press, Lex Hirst, Publisher at Pantera Press and Angela Meyer, Publisher at Echo Publishing, Bonnier Zaffre.

Includes after tea with Murder She Wrote panellists such as Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood, Shamini Flint and Joanna Baker.

$175, incl. GST.

Purchase your Pitch to a Publisher tickets here: click here.



Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November 2019

Masterclasses will be 2 hours in duration and cost $65, incl. GST.

Purchase your Masterclass tickets here: click here.

Writing Workshops

Thursday 31 October 2019

Workshops will be 1 hour in duration and cost $35, incl. GST.

Purchase your Writing Workshop tickets here: click here.

NaNoWriMo Stream

Thursday 31 October to Sunday 3 November 2019

Includes the Introduction to NaNoWriMo workshop on Thursday 31 October plus three days in a quiet writing zone in the gorgeous Cygnet Old Bank (10am to 4pm).

Cost: $65 incl. GST.

Limited to 14 places.

Purchase your NaNoWriMo Stream tickets here: click here.

Trail of Writers’ Tears Events

Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 November 2019

Cygnet and the Huon Valley boast an impressive array of foodie experiences and workshops, now available to you through TAF2019, including our Whisky & Words event with Angela Meyer and First Dog on the Moon.

Prices and locations vary.

Purchase or reserve your Trail tickets here: click here.


Cygnet and surrounds boast some stunning accommodation at all price points.

TAF2019 has partnered with a range of local accommodation providers to offer you 20% off regular rates between 30 October and 5 November.

When purchasing your tickets please let us know if you would like to book into any of the accommodation on our list. We will put you in contact with the provider and confirm your discount.

See our list of preferred accommodation providers here: click here.

Festival Bus

For festival goers travelling up from Dover/Geeveston/Franklin or down from Hobart, TAF2019 will offer regular minibus transfers between central Cygnet and the Huonville bus station 31 October to 3 November.

Tickets will be $5 each way and must be pre-booked.

Please indicate when purchasing your festival tickets if you will use this service.

Earlybird Tickets

Earlybird Tickets are expected to go on sale 1 July 2019.

Earlybird Tickets will include Golden Tickets ($499, incl. GST) and a 10% discount for bona fide concession card holders and full-time students ($449, incl. GST).

Purchase your Earlybird tickets here: click here.

General Tickets

General Tickets will go on sale 1 August 2019.

Golden Tickets $530/$459 incl. GST

Saturday Day Pass 7 panel sessions, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. $275/$240 incl. GST.

Sunday Day Pass 5 panel sessions, morning tea and lunch, $175/$140 incl. GST.

Murder Mystery Party $88, incl. GST.

Noir at the Bar $10, incl. GST.

Last Minute Tickets

Last Minute Tickets will go on sale 1 October.

This will include any remaining Panel Session tickets at $25/$20 per session, incl. GST.


Please see the TAF2019 Accessibility Policy.

If you have wheelchair or other accessibility needs, please contact us as early as possible to discuss how we can help you with appropriate parking and seating.

Please be aware that Cygnet Town Hall and some other festival locations are older buildings and have some accessibility limitations.

Companion Card Holders

Please see the TAF2019 Accessibility Policy.

Please note that some venues have strictly limited seating. Please contact us early if you will be bringing a companion under this scheme so we can adjust available tickets accordingly.

Free Program

TAF2019 is for everyone - readers, writers and foodies alike. To ensure everyone can have a great four days, we’re offering a full program of free events.

This will include:

- Terror Australis Art Exhibition (Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Lovett’s Gallery)

- Children’s Day, with ten local children’s authors (Thursday, 9am to 4pm, various locations in Huon Valley)

- Halloween Party, with children’s book costume parade (Thursday, 5pm to 9pm, Cygnet Town Hall)

- Hall of Writers (Friday, 10am to 4pm, Cygnet Town Hall)

- Book Launches (Friday, between 10am and 4pm, Cygnet Town Hall and Southern Swan Bookshop)

- Announcement of Murder She Wrote Art Competition Winners (Friday, 5pm, Lovett’s Gallery)

- Noir at the Bar (*not free - $10 entry fee*, Friday, 7pm to late, Cygnet Town Hall)

- Book Signings (between 10am and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, Southern Swan Bookshop)

On Sunday morning, the fabulous Cygnet Markets will also be on, adjacent to the festival.

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