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


Your festival pass plus!

A Golden Ticket includes a Saturday Day Pass, a Sunday Day pass, a seat at Saturday night’s Murder Mystery Party, entry to Noir at the Bar and bonuses.

Combined with our free Thursday and Friday events (Halloween Party and Hall of Writers) your long weekend in book paradise is sorted!

Worth $780.

$530/$459 incl. GST. Save $250/$321.


- Friday: entry to Noir at the Bar, a speakeasy jazz and spoken word night,

- Saturday: all Murder She Wrote Panel Sessions + morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, book launch drinks and dinner + a copy of the launched book,

- Saturday: a seat at the Murder Mystery Party: Curse of the Sphinx,

- Sunday: all Murder She Wrote Panel Sessions + morning tea and lunch,

- a 2 year subscription to StoryStylus, and

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

General Tickets


Golden Tickets $530/$459 incl. GST

Saturday Day Pass 7 Murder She Wrote panel sessions, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and evening drinks. $275/$240 incl. GST.

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

Murder Mystery Party, Curse of the Sphinx. Includes dinner and the game. $88, incl. GST.

Noir at the Bar, 1920s speakeasy world of jazz, spoken word and illegal cocktails. $10, incl. GST. (Tickets to this event also available at the door).

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Huon Resident Sunday Morning Pass

A discounted half-day pass for local residents only. 4 Murder She Wrote panel sessions and morning tea. Limited ticket release.

If you live in the Legislative Council Division of Huon, pictured here, including the Huon Valley, Bruny Island and Channel areas, you are eligible for a limited number of discounted Sunday morning passes.

$90 incl. GST.

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Last Minute Tickets

Last Minute Tickets will go on sale 1 October.

This will include individual Murder She Wrote Panel Sessions at $25/$20 per session, incl. GST.

Pitch to a Publisher

Friday 1 November 2019

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

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

$175, incl. GST.

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*Event selling fast


Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November 2019

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

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Writing Workshops

Thursday 31 October 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Click here for our list of preferred accommodation providers.


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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