2018 Festival
14-16 September

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Tamar Valley
Writers Festival 2018

Welcome to the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier arts festivals. Now in its third iteration, the Festival is a biennial three-day event celebrating, exploring and dissecting writing of all genres.

Inaugurated as the Festival of Golden Words in 2014 and held at the gold mining town of Beaconsfield, the Festival can already boast having presented some of the most ambitious and largest programs outside any capital city in Australia.

The hub chosen for the 2018 Festival is the charming, Swiss-inspired village of Grindelwald, just 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston with the magnificent Tamar Valley Wine Route at its doorstep. You are invited to what promises to be an exciting, enlightening, insightful and playful three days of word magic.

Remember what they say about the earlybird . . .  Get clicking and book yourself in.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

For those who were unable to attend Tim's presentation held recently at Launceston's Tramsheds, or who are keen to hear it again, here's the link to the freely available podcast. With thanks to Penguin, and The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/australia-books-blog/audio/2018/apr/09/tim-winton-on-men-and-writing-with-my-heart-in-my-mouth-behind-the-lines-podcast

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See our talented line-up of writers attending the 2018 festival.

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Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial event (every 2 years)

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