Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Jack Irish, is joining Murder She Wrote, the new Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival in the Huon Valley, Tasmania, 31 Oct to 5 November.
Marta (shown here presenting the Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 2014)will appear in panel sessions in Cygnet Town Hall on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November 2019.
Marta joins an impressive line-up that already boasts Tara Moss, Shamini Flint and Tasmanian crime fiction stalwart David Owen.
Other festival events over the Halloween-to-Melbourne Cup long weekend include a whisky event with First Dog on the Moon, an exclusive book launch of Matthew Evans’ The Commons, and a murder mystery party set in 1920s’ Cairo.
INDIVIDUAL PANEL SESSION TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER
Tickets to individual panel sessions go on sale on Tuesday 1 October 2019.
Weekend passes, day passes and tickets to all the festival’s classes, parties and events are already available.
Festival Website: https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/tickets
Ticket Link: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/88480/taf2019__murder_she_wrote.aspx
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE – FREE CHILDREN’S AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
The festival offers an extensive free community and children’s program.
The highlight of the free program is the Hall of Writers, a gathering of 40 authors and publishers from around Tasmania and across the country, open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm, Friday 1 November, Cygnet Town Hall. It includes an Alley of Children’s Books.
The Hall program includes a Welcome to Country by SETAC, the Hall Opening by Huon Valley Mayor, Cr Bec Enders, and the Official TAF2019 Festival Opening by Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania.
One aim of the free program is to Inspire the Love of Reading, working alongside agencies such as 26 Ten and Libraries Tasmania to help new readers find their ‘gateway book’.
Information on the Hall: https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/hall-of-writers
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR WRITERS
The festival offers two days of professional development for writers with 7 workshops and 6 masterclasses led by creative writing teachers including Angela Savage, Director of Writers Victoria, Jack Heath, Angela Meyer, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Meg Keneally.
The key event for writers looking to progress their careers is Pitch to a Publisher. This includes pitching to and receiving feedback from three traditional publishers and afternoon tea with the festival’s headliners.
Details of Pitch to a Publisher: https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/pitch-to-a-publisher
SUPPORTING BUSHFIRE RECOVERY
The two-day après-fest on 4 and 5 November – the Trail of Writers’ Tears – encourages festival goers, visitors and locals to explore the Huon Valley and help kick-start the new tourist season – much needed after the devastating effects of the January 2019 bushfires.
The Trail includes book-binding classes, incredible lunches, Chinese and Italian cooking classes and so much more!
Classes are booked by emailing the festival at: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERVIEWS AND APPROVED QUOTES AND IMAGES
A media pack providing further information on the festival’s panellists, authors, sponsorship opportunities, governance and approved quotes and photos is available on request.
Interview requests for Marta, Tara, First Dog and others may be sent to: email@example.com
Dr. L.J.M. Owen, Heist Mastermind Festival Director
The new Tasmanian Writers Festival was 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
FULL PANELLIST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
The full Murder She Wrote list of accomplices:
– International Guest of Honour, Shamini Flint, author of the Inspector Singh Investigates series
– Tara Moss, author of the Mak Vanderwall series and new Billie Walker, PI series
– Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Jack Irish
– Dr Angela Savage, Director Writers Victoria and author of Jane Keeney PI series
– Dr Angela Meyer, Award-winning publisher, author and whisky aficionada
– Dr L.J.M. Owen, TAF2019 Director, author of the Dr Pimms series and The Great Divide
– Lindy Cameron, President Sisters in Crime Australia and author of Golden Relic
– Meg Keneally, author of Fled and co-author of the Monsarrat series
– Jack Heath, award-winning author of Hangman
– Dr Joanna Baker, author of The Slipping Place
– Dr Tansy Rayner Roberts, alias Livia Day, author of the Tabitha Darling series
– David Owen, author of the Pufferfish series
The virtual line-up includes Sulari Gentill, Emma Viskic, Robert Gott and Jock Serong who will be On the Run in USA at the time, becoming TAF2019’s Fugitive Correspondents from Bouchercon, the world mystery convention.