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Tasmanian Writers Centre: Big announcement …

 

TWC is pleased to pass on the following bulletin on behalf of the inaugural Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival, which will be held in Cygnet in October of this year. Their first theme? Murder She Wrote!

 

ANNOUNCING A NEW TASMANIAN WRITERS FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE

 

“Incredibly beautiful Hobart, with its deep blue sea and harbour, and its flowers, trees and shrubs. I planned to come back and live there one day.” -Agatha Christie

 

In honour of the Queen of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction-and her many sisters-we’re proud to announce the Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TAF2019), Tasmania’s newest biennial literary festival.

 

Join us in the stunning Huon Valley, just outside Hobart, for Murder She Wrote, a four day book spree of deadly masterclasses, grave workshops and incisive literary discussions.

 

Featuring Tara Moss, Kerry Greenwood and Sulari Gentill, we have a panellist and local author line-up to die for, free community activities and fabulous literacy celebrations.

 

A two day après-fest, The Trail of Writers Tears on 5 and 6 November 2019, will afford festival goers a chance to stay and immerse themselves in the best the region has to offer.

 

For more information, go to: https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/

 

“What a writer’s and reader’s delight it will be to celebrate great authors and chilling reads in one of my favourite parts of the world. Tasmania – the people, the food, the coffee, the hospitality – and good crime novels are a delicious fit. I would kill to be at the Terror Australis Festival, but thankfully I was invited so I won’t need to.” -Tara Moss

 

NED KELLY AWARD-WINNER SULARI GENTILL

COMING TO HOBART FOR

MASTERCLASSES AND FUNDRAISING

3 TO 5 MARCH 2019

 

The marvellous Sulari Gentill, 2018’s Ned Kelly Award winner and author of 13 novels, is coming to Hobart in early March for a series of reader and writer events to celebrate the release of the ninth Rowland Sinclair adventure, All the Tears in China, and support fundraising for the Terror Australis Readers and Writers festival in the Huon Valley.

 

Sulari will offer writing masterclasses, an afternoon tea at Hadley’s, a book and wine soirée in Cygnet and literary salons.

 

FUNDRAISING TO SUPPORT LITERACY IN REGIONAL TASMANIA

 

Like the rest of Tasmania, the Huon Valley has a functional literacy rate of just 50%. There are some wonderful organisations working to raise that percentage.

To inspire further change, alongside the festival’s ticketed program we’ll offer four days of free community events plus a free children’s program and youth writer residencies.

 

To fund this extensive free program, the festival has been accepted into the Creative Partnerships Australia (CPA) MATCH Lab program.

 

All funds raised before 31 May 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar by MATCH Lab, meaning $1 = $2 to support free community events promoting literacy in regional Tasmania.

 

“It seems to me only right that a place as rich in creative people and natural inspiration as Tasmania should have such a unique and innovative writers festival and I’m absolutely delighted to be included amongst its very illustrious guests. So much so that I’m turning up 7 months early to spread the word and give Tasmanians a taste of the insights into writing and publishing and living with stories that the Festival will deliver.” -Sulari Gentill

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

 

·     Hadley’s Orient Afternoon Tea & Readings Literary Fundraiser with Sulari Gentill, 2pm to 5pm, Sunday 3 March 2019, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Collins St, Hobart ($110 + GST) Tickets available online

 

·     Books & Wine Literary Fundraising Soiree with Sulari Gentill, 6.30pm to 9.30pm, Monday 4 March 2019, Cygnet Old Bank, 20 Mary St, Cygnet ($150 + GST) Tickets available online

 

·     Exclusive Literary Salon with Sulari Gentill⎯Hobart. A private conversation with just four participants. 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Sunday 3 March 2019, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Collins St, Hobart ($120 + GST) Tickets available online

·     Exclusive Literary Salon with Sulari Gentill⎯Cygnet. A private conversation with just four participants. 5pm to 6pm, Monday 4 March 2019, Cygnet Old Bank, 20 Mary St, Cygnet ($120 + GST) Tickets available online

 

 

WRITING MASTERCLASSES

 

·     How to Get Published⎯a Writing Masterclass with Sulari Gentill. 10am to 12pm, Sunday 3 March 2019, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Collins St, Hobart ($50 + GST) Tickets available online

 

·     How to Hook a Publisher⎯a Writing Masterclass with Sulari Gentill. Includes feedback on the first page of your draft novel. 6pm to 8pm, Tuesday 5 March 2019, Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Collins St, Hobart ($80 + GST) Tickets available online

 

 

Website:   www.terroraustralisfestival.com

Facebook: @TerrorAustralisFestival

Twitter:     @TerrorAustFest

Instagram: @terroraustralisfestival

 

 

 

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