2018 Festival
14-16 September

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Tim Winton – Podcast on ‘toxic masculinity’

For those who were unable to attend Tim Winton's presentation 'Toxic Masculinity' 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.…

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Festival Coordinator at Tamar Valley Writers Festival

An exciting new opportunity exists for a Festival Coordinator at Tamar Valley Writers Festival. The 2018 Festival will run from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 September at the Aspect Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald in the heart of the Tamar…

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Tim Winton interview on ABC RN’s Bookshelf program

Tim Winton was interviewed on RN's Bookshelf program a week before he came to Launceston for a special presentation event as part of the national tour to promote his latest novel  'The Shepherd's Hut'. If you missed it there's a podcast of…

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Our next pre-Festival event

Happy New Year to all as we count down the months, weeks and days to our 3rd Festival. Exciting times! However, we have several events in the pipeline before we get to September so please keep an eye on the…

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We were a Nominee at the 2017 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards

Festival of Golden Words Inc. - better known now as the Tamar Valley Writers festival - is a community achiever! The Community Achievement Awards were held early in December and board member Kristen attended on our behalf to receive our…

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Chatting with Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh certainly wowed the crowd at Launceston's Hotel Grand Chancellor in early December. Fiona is not only a hugely popular fiction writer she is a brilliant raconteur as well, and gave us all a fascinating insight into how thoroughly…

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