Recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier arts festivals, the biennial three-day event celebrates, explores and critiques writing of all genres. Be intrigued and inspired, captivated and challenged alongside some of the nation’s best writers, thinkers and speakers as we take the mystery out of writing.
Due to coronavirus the 2020 Festival will not take place this year, but if circumstances allow we hope to hold a few small events towards the end of the year, and perhaps a small event in 2021.
The Tamar Valley Writers Festival remains one of the largest Australian writers festivals outside any Australian capital city.
The next full Festival will be in 2022.
Up to date resources on festival events, information and accommodation.
See our talented line-up of writers attending the festival.
Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial event (every 2 years)
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.
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.
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. Congratulations.
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.
Congratulations to you, your committee and all of your wonderful volunteers on a terrific festival. We enjoyed it immensely. The final session, on writing drunk, was a hoot - a great way to finish a festival.
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.
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.
It was really good fun. And it was very well organised. Congratulations.
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.