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Hey, friend! Let’s make it official.
We invite you to become a Festival Friend of the TVWF.

What does that mean? Perks, of course! Like a free tote bag. Plus you’ll get early-bird booking benefits and discounted ticket prices as a start, not to mention being inspired and challenged by like-minded readers and writers in the Tamar Valley Writers Festival community. This extends to our special program of literary events between festivals. Membership lasts for the calendar year of payment.

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The cost to sign up to our Festival Friends is
$20 per person or $35 per family
for calendar-year membership.

Now we're friends!



Wanna rub shoulders with literary royalty?

In the lead-up to our biennial festival, we’re always in need of volunteers to help make it a success. It’s a pretty great gig. In exchange for your time or skills or both, you will meet some of Australia’s top authors, receive free entry to author talks and panels and support the wonderful Tamar Valley Writers Festival.


Here are just some of the ways you could be involved:

  • Ushering

  • Meeting + greeting

  • Event sign-ins

  • Admin

  • Event photography

  • Courtesy car drivers

Are you in? Click Sign Up, fill out the form, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Tamar Valley Writers Festival crew.


Looking for a way to make a positive difference in the community?

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival brings some of Australia’s finest writers, guest speakers and avid readers together for three days of literary discussion and conversation. Recognised as one of the premier writers festivals in regional Australia, it provides sponsors and partners a wonderful opportunity to connect directly with patrons and other supporters.


The first three Festivals attracted more than 5000 patrons with almost half mature-age females. Predominantly, we attract a demographic who is educated and articulate, with above average discretionary income and looking for new lifestyle experiences to pursue.


Our festivals are shaped to recognise this strong demographic but with fresh inclusions on the program each time, for example, to encourage children’s love for the written word and teenagers’ fascination for romance fantasy and science fiction.


We are passionate about continuing to ensure accessibility for all. We do this by keeping ticket prices low and free-of-charge to children and young adults to encourage literacy, promote young writers and recognise readers of the future. Tasmania has some of the poorest literacy levels nationwide and the organisers are keen to address this issue. By partnering with us, you are directly making a positive difference in the community.


Please contact our team to discuss how you can be part of this exciting literary festival. We offer naming and hosting rights packages, and marketing and brand placement opportunities.


To alert our  team to your genuine interest and for further information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact us on


The Tamar Valley Writers Festival committee has great contacts with publishers and authors around the country, and relishes putting together a banging program every second year. We welcome your input, whether you’re an avid reader with festival ideas, or an agent/publisher/author wishing to suggest a book or topic for inclusion. Due to the volume of submissions, however, we can’t always respond to each and every one. 


Submissions to:


Book copies to:

Tamar Valley Writers Festival
PO Box 5306,
Launceston, 7250, Tasmania

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