2018 Festival
14-16 September

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We promise an exciting line-up again in 2018!

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is one of the largest writers festivals outside a capital city and continues to  attract nationally recognised authors and critics. No genre is off limits as we embrace diverse styles including popular romantic fiction, politics, crime, biography, comedy, songwriting and film and television.

In one location, we bring together emerging and acclaimed writers, bloggers, critics, sports writers, playwrights, poets and wordsmiths in a welcoming and encouraging environment.

And of course, we’ve reserved a special place for the best in Tasmanian writing and for new and emerging talent – a highlight of the past two Festivals.

Our theme for 2018 is ‘Tasmania on the Global Page’. This can be interpreted to include diverse topics such as Tasmania’s convict history to the rapidly growing interest in genealogy; to education, and its challenges for Tasmania; to the finest in Tasmanian writing.

Our extensive Schools program proved incredibly popular with young readers, parents and teachers at our first two festivals because of the list of high-profile children’s authors, so we’re excited to retain this wonderful offering.

See yourself here?

Are you looking to be considered as one of our guest writers, presenters, poets, comedians, songwriters, scriptwriters, speech writers in the future? If this sounds like you please submit a short bio, a brief sample of your work, and contact phone number.

Expressions of interest have closed for 2018’s event. To be considered for future Festivals, apply to: writers@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au