2018 Festival
14-16 September

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As one of the biggest writers festivals outside a capital city, we will again attract nationally known authors and critics and embrace genres as diverse as popular romantic fiction, politics, crime, biography, comedy, songwriting, and film and television.

They will jostle for space with bloggers, critics, sports writers, and wordsmiths from the world of food and wine.

And, of course, a special place will be reserved 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 best in Tasmanian writing.

Young readers flocked to the first two festivals because of the jam-packed Schools Program and a list of high-profile children’s authors. We promise an exciting line-up again in 2018 for children, parents and teachers.

See yourself here?

Are you looking to be considered as one of our guest writers, presenters, poets, comedians, songwriters, scriptwriters, speech writers? If this sounds like you please submit a short bio, a brief sample of your work, and contact phone number. Before submitting your application please remember our theme for 2018 is: ‘Tasmania on the Global Page’.

Expressions of interest will be accepted until 5 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017. Apply to: writers@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au

Selection will be finalised by February 28, 2018.