2018 Festival
14-16 September

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Tender Hearts, Sons of Brutes: Tim Winton on lost boys and toxic masculinity

Acclaimed Australian author Tim Winton is coming to Launceston to deliver a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity. The hour-long exclusive event will feature a specially commissioned soundscape, and stunning photographic interludes, as Winton explores…

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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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Richard Flanagan

According to a recent ABC news report "Man Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan said he was mystified by a decision by the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) to disinvite him to a speaking engagement in the city. Mr Flanagan,…

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Fiona McIntosh comes to town

"I do my best writing from Tasmania," says historical-adventure romance author Fiona McIntosh, who is coming to Launceston in December. Fiona has many fans through her fabulous novel The Lavender Keeper, that is credited as being inspired by Bridestowe Lavender…

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