MURDER SHE WROTE
HUON VALLEY, 31 October to 5 November 2019
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, 31 October to 3 November 2019,” says festival director (and Sister in Crime) Dr L.J.M. Owen.
“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 Shamini Flint, we have a panellist line-up to die for, free community activities and fabulous literacy celebrations. There are even opportunities to Pitch to a Publisher.
“Continuing the women in crime theme, our three competitions – a new category in the national Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Competition, a children’s writing competition and an art competition – all feature female bushrangers.”
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. The Trail includes events with First Dog on the Moon and Matthew Evans, the Gourmet Farmer.
“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
FULL PANELLIST LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
The full Murder She Wrote list of accomplices has been revealed:
– International Guest of Honour, Shamini Flint, author of Inspector Singh Mysteries
– Prime Suspect, Tara Moss, author of Mak Vanderwall PI series
– Mistress of Mystery, Kerry Greenwood, creator of Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries
– Dr Angela Savage, Director Writers Victoria and author of Jane Keeney PI series
– Dr Angela Meyer, Head Publisher Bonnier Australia and author
– Lindy Cameron, President Sisters in Crime Australia and author
– Meg Keneally, author of The Monserrat 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 Tabitha Darling series
– David Owen, author of 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.
REGISTER FOR A GOLDEN TICKET AND CHANCE AT A READER RESIDENCY
A Golden Ticket is a weekend pass plus, offering the holder all manner of literary
enjoyment from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 November 2019. Register for pre-sale Golden Tickets
This opportunity will only be open to those who have signed-up to the festival newsletter TAF2019 Updates on the festival website: https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/
JOIN THE HALL OF WRITERS
On Friday 1 November the Hall of Writers will fill Cygnet Town Hall with a bookroom of authors and publishers – including an Alley of Children’s Books – open to schools and the public to visit, chat to the authors and purchase any books they fall in love with.
The Hall will welcome a wide range of authors and publishers, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s, YA and poetry.
A media pack providing further information on the festival’s panellists, authors, sponsorship opportunities, governance and approved quotes and photos is available on request.
Interviews may also be arranged through Felicity at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. L.J.M. Owen, Heist Mastermind