2018 Festival
14-16 September

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Tamar Valley
Writers Festival 2018

Welcome to the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, where the magic of the written and spoken word comes alive.

Recognised as one of Tasmania’s premier arts festivals, the biennial three-day event celebrates, explores and critiques writing of all genres. Be intrigued and inspired, captivated and challenged alongside some of the nation’s best writers, thinkers and speakers as we take the mystery out of writing.

This September is our third event and the Festival boasts a larger, fuller and more dynamic programme.

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival remains one of the largest Australian writers festivals outside any Australian capital city.

Set within the magnificent Tamar Valley Wine route at the charming, Swiss-inspired village of Grindelwald (just 20 minutes’ drive from Launceston) you’ll find yourself immersed in a celebration of literature.

Remember what they say about the earlybird . . .  Get clicking and book yourself in.

We look forward to seeing you September 14-16!

Many congratulations to one of this year's guest writers, local author Adam Thompson, one of the 10 inaugural recipients of the 2018 Next Chapter grants for developing writers. https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2018/10/01/116341/inaugural-recipients-of-the-next-chapter-mentorship-and-funding-initiative-announced/

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Tamar Valley Writers Festival is a biennial event (every 2 years)

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