Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (Digital)


Australia's southernmost literary festival, a celebration of books, writing and community goes international online!

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 November 2021
9am to 5pm daily

Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival (TARWF) is Australia’s southern-most literary festival, a celebration of books, writing and community in the glorious Huon Valley, Tasmania.

Just 30 minutes from Hobart’s CBD, we offer a range of live, live-streamed and virtual programming throughout the year.

Following the phenomenal success of our inaugural festival TAF2019 – Murder She Wrote, with more than 2,500 participants, join us in person or online in November 2021 for our second weekend-long festival with a crime and mystery focus, TAF2021 – CSI: Tasmania.

The 2021 Festival will be held over two fabulous weekends, with the ‘digital’ weekend to be held from Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th November 2021 online. Tickets are available now.

The Festival will include a two day panel session program and one day of professional development activities for writers. Full program details are available online at https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/s/TAF2021-CSI-TASMANIA-A4-Program.pdf

The awe-inspiring line-up of more than 35 writers of crime and mystery include:

  • Ann Cleeves (creator of Vera and Shetland)
  • Val McDermid (creator of Wire in the Blood)
  • Garry Disher (winner of the 2021 Ned Kelly Award)
  • Candice Fox
  • Anita Heiss
  • Meg Keneally
  • Sulari Gentill
  • Debra Oswald
  • Favel Parrett
  • David Owen
  • Henry Reynolds

With lively panel discussions, author interviews, intimate book clubs and writing masterclasses, TAF2021’s ‘CSI: Tasmania’ offers something for everyone.

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This event is made possible by the support of the Huon Valley Council, Libraries Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government.