Some of Australia's best known authors coming to Tamar Valley

For the Tamar Valley Writers Festival in March 2016

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Tamar Valley Writers Festival

Tamar Valley Writers Festival


Some of Australia’s best-known authors will converge on Tasmania’s Tamar Valley from March 18-20, 2016, for the state’s biggest writers festival.

Just some of the 50 acclaimed writers signed up to date include:

  • Phillip Adams: writer, broadcaster, filmmaker and raconteur 
  • Kerry O’Brien: ABC legend
  • William McInnes: writer and actor
  • David Hill: best-selling historian and former ABC chief
  • Melanie Milbourne Tasmania’s queen of romantic fiction 
  • Sophie Laguna: award-winning author  and
  • Don Watson: biographer and staunch defender of plain English.

The Tamar Valley Writers Festival is based in the heart of one of Australia’s premiere wine regions, in a stunning landscape and close to many of Tasmania’s best known visitor attractions. And March is a magnificent time of year to visit.

The major events are held at Beaconsfield, the former gold-mining town which rose to word-wide prominence because of the 2006 mine disaster and the miraculous rescue of two miners from deep underground.

While there are a series of special ticketed events, the centrepiece of the festival is the two days of free events held in two marquees in the centre of town.

For more information go to the festival website


  • Tamar Valley (TAS)

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