Because of the coronavirus pandemic the organising committee has made the disappointing decision to cancel the 2020 Festival. As a biennial event the next full Festival will be held in 2022.
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 2022 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 three festivals because of the list of high-profile children’s authors, so we’re excited to retain this wonderful offering.
See yourself here?
Expressions of interest are now open for our 2020 Festival.
Are you looking to be considered as one of our guest writers, presenters, poets, comedians, songwriters, scriptwriters, speech writers for 2020? If this sounds like you please submit a short bio, a brief sample of your work, and a contact phone number.
Note: deadline for submissions is end of August 2019.
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org