Unfortunately, our 2020 event was cancelled as a result of the global pandemic. The good news, however, is that we used the time to reinvent the festival as a continuous feast of opportunities between now and the next major event in 2022. Keep an eye on our Events page and our social media postings to stay up to date. Or even better, sign up to our newsletter.
The 2022 Festival will offer 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.
Tamar Valley Writers Festival's holds a not-for-profit status, so all tickets are GST-free.
You can find out all you need to know on this website. Programs will also be available at selected outlets around Launceston and the Tamar Valley closer to the event date.
The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is for readers, writers, friends, family and tourists wishing to participate in local activities and be part of a community event. The Festival program is designed to attract people with a range of interests. There are so many topics to learn more about including crime, sport, history, genealogy, food and wine, whisky and song.
Of course the spring sun will shine upon our Festival! The good news is, while we hold al fresco events, much of the Festival program is 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 endeavours 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, to coincide with 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. You will find information and helpful links on our The Tamar Valley page of this website.
Yes, the Festival is a not-for-profit organisation (ABN no. 54821856275).
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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 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.
Click on our The Tamar Valley page for more helpful info and links.