14-17 October 2022

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TVWF receives recovery funding

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is excited to share news that it is one of 14 events and organisers to receive a total of $1.5 million through the State Government's Regional Event Recovery funding scheme. The Fund supports organisers to…

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Tamar Valley Storytellers: Johanna Baker-Dowdell

Johanna has always worked with words — professionally as a media officer and journalist, and writing creatively and blogging for fun at johannabd.com. Published works include the crowd-funded book Business & Baby on Board, fiction published online by Transportation Press and Forty South…

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Tamar Valley Storytellers: Medhanit Barratt

Tasmanian-based singer-songwriter Medhanit Barratt was born in the African country of Ethiopia and adopted at the age of six months. At the age of 21, Medhanit’s writing now explores provocative themes such as cultural and racial matters, drawing inspiration from…

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TVWF acknowledged in parliament

In a speech to the Tasmanian House of Representatives on Monday, Bass MP Bridget Archer turned a spotlight on the work of the Tamar Valley Writers Festival in ensuring the literature scene in Tasmania remains vibrant, despite the challenges and…

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Back by popular demand!

Back Bar Trivia is on once more, hosted by the Tamar Valley Writers Festival at The Royal Oak. An evening to flex your literary knowledge! The evening will provide the perfect pre-Christmas catchup, an evening of entertainment to join with…

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New and improved Tasmanian Literary Awards announced

Formerly known as the Premier's Literary Prizes, the biennial Tasmanian Literary Awards were recently announced as a fleet of awards that will better recognise excellence in the literary sector. The next Tasmanian Literary Awards will be held in 2022, with…

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