2018 Festival
14-16 September

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The Festival offers a selection of free and ticketed events. Also watch our website for pre-Festival events, which will be ticketed.

Once the program is complete tickets will be available to purchase via this website. 

Due to the Tamar Valley Writers Festival's not-for-profit status, all tickets are GST-free.

You can find out all you need to know right here on our website, however closer to the Festival programs will be available at selected outlets around Launceston and the Tamar Valley.

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is for readers, writers, friends, family and tourists wishing to participate in local activities and getting to know the Launceston community. The Festival program should offer events to suit every taste - crime, sport, history, genealogy, food and wine, whisky and song.

Of course the spring sun will shine upon our Festival. The good news is that while there will be al fresco events, much of the Festival program will be presented within the comfortable, warm surrounds of the Tamar Valley Resort. We cannot imagine any reason why the Festival would be cancelled due to bad weather.
We would recommend, however, dressing for cool conditions, bring a coat, scarf, beanie and gloves.

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival attempts to make the Festival as accessible as possible. The Tamar Valley Resort has disability access to most areas, including their villas for those who wish to book accommodation at the resort.

The Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald offers bistro dining seven days a week and there is a coffee and sweet shop within the shopping village. During the Festival gourmet food vans will be on-site and open for business from 9am until late, according to the Festival program. Feel free to bring your own picnic.

In addition to the Festival's comfortable and family-friendly venue, Aspect Tamar Valley Resort, there are a number of great places to stay in the Tamar Valley Region, with rates to suit all budgets.

Yes, the Festival's parent company, Festival of Golden Words Inc., is a not-for-profit organisation (ABN no. 54821856275).

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival takes privacy seriously and is committed to protecting privacy of your personal information. Personal details will be used only for the purpose/s intended and where the intention includes confidentiality, information will be treated as such unless otherwise required by law.

Find us at the Tamar Valley Resort at Grindelwald, a lovely Swiss-inspired village only 20 minutes' drive north of Launceston.

There are many attractions in and around Launceston and for those visitors planning a holiday from the mainland can we suggest allocating five days' stay to take in such premier attractions and sights as the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre at Beaconsfield (20 minutes' drive from Grindelwald); Seahorse World and Platypus House - both at Beauty Point (25 minutes' drive); Low Head Pilot Station (40 minutes' drive); Cataract Gorge in Launceston; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston; Design Tasmania at City Park in Launceston; and, of course, wonderful vineyards, cafes and restaurants throughout the Tamar Valley.