You’re here because you love words.
Whether you’re a reader, a writer or a thinker; starting out or well along in the journey; this place is for you. The Tamar Valley Writers Festival was sculpted and honed to inspire and propel you forwards in your adventures with the written and spoken word. What better place to do it than immersed in the fertile riverlands of the Tamar with her vineyards, storied townships and warm characters.
Renowned Australian authors, bloggers, playwrights, song writers and poets will bring new insights in our upcoming program. Imagine exploring the weight of storytelling through many diverse prisms.
In light of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival comes to you reimagined to engage and entertain the Tasmanian community through a continuous thread of fresh and exciting events and opportunities, culminating in a fully-fledged three-day festival in September 2022. Between now and then, we invite you to join as we embrace, explore and celebrate our wonderful world through words — fact and fiction.
Everything you need to know about the festival, upcoming events and how it all works.
See our talented line-up of writers attending the festival.
Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial event.
My kids loved the school sessions. They loved the diversity of the presenters; having an illustrator and seeing someone who writes non-fiction picture books was fantastic.
Throughout my panel sessions I met and spent time with more devoted teen readers, some of whom sought advice with their own writing. Some told me they rarely get the opportunity to meet Young Adult writers in person.
Not only was it in a spectacular location but, more importantly, the impressive diversity of writers it attracted and the effective composition and curation of panels, allowed for enjoyable and important discussions.
A huge thanks to you all for inviting me to be a part of your brilliant festival. I had a blast. It was such a warm, welcoming and invigorating environment.
Very well organised, and appreciative of the volunteers who did a fantastic job in ensuring all the writers were welcomed, and looked after so well. Refreshing to have a festival where writers are not simply ‘left to their own devices’ before and after their respective sessions.
Wonderful panels and terrific audiences — and a general atmosphere of friendship and generosity. Congratulations on the success of the whole weekend which buzzed with ideas and pleasure.
I enjoyed myself and received great feedback from kids, teachers and parents, many of whom had travelled to get to this fantastic festival. All your volunteers did a great job.
The Tamar Valley Writers’ Festival is already one of the finest in the country.
I met some fascinating people and made some new friends. I really don't think I can fault anything.
The festival was a great deal of fun and, for my part, I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the various panels and hearing so many other writers talk as well.
I write in praise of the Tamar Valley Writers Festival. I've attended a great many of these events around the country over the decades but few as impressive and enjoyable as yours.
Congratulations on a terrific festival. We enjoyed it immensely. The final session, on writing drunk, was a hoot — a great way to finish a festival.
Many, many thanks for all your efforts in making the Tamar Valley Writers Festival such a warm and wonderful place to celebrate big ideas and connections between readers and writers. It was such a joy to be involved.