** Save the Date! **

The TVWF board are inviting all friends, members and supporters to our AGM, which this year is being held at Peppers Silo on Lindsay Street, Launceston in the lounge area on the 1st floor, on Monday 10 August at 5.30 pm.

The board is also keen to encourage some more people from the community onto the volunteer board, so if this sounds like you please do come along, or let us know if you are interested in learning more.

Committee Member (Voluntary role)

If you are keen to contribute to the exciting cultural fabric of Launceston and the Tamar Valley then consider coming aboard the Tamar Valley Writers Festival volunteer organising committee.

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial three-day Festival that has earned a reputation for excellence, both as a significant event in Tasmania and on the prestigious regional Australia literary calendar.

As the Festival begins to re-imagine itself to meet the challenges of the post-COVID cultural landscape, there is an opportunity to bring fresh faces, ideas and energy on board to contribute to the sustainability of the Tamar Valley Writers Festival beyond 2022.

The Festival Committee comprises only volunteers and offers a wonderful opportunity for raising community awareness of the amazing literary talent within Tasmania as well as camaraderie in a supportive environment. The Committee plans to appoint a Festival Coordinator in a remunerated role to assist in devising and managing a vibrant, innovative and inclusive calendar of events for the next two years.

Expertise identified for aspiring Festival Committee members can be one or more of any of the following:

  • A passion for writing, reading and literacy (for all ages above 8 years)
  • A creative or cultural interest
  • Event coordinating and liaison
  • Marketing and social media expertise
  • Administrative ability, strengths particularly in grant and funding applications and acquittals
  • Book-keeping
  • Event ticketing
  • Strategic thinking

The time commitment involves attendance for monthly meetings, an annual strategy workshop, and availability to assist on rosters for TVWF events throughout the year, but especially for the week and including the fully-fledged Festival in September 2022.

Please email an expression of interest to info@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au or call TVWF President Mary Machen, 0421 022158 for more details.