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National Young Writers’ Festival 2019

3 October @ 3:00 pm - 6 October @ 11:30 pm

Image of a young writer addressing an audience at the 2018 National Young Writers Festival

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September / early October. This year, the dates of the Festival are Thursday 3 October to Sunday Sunday 6 October.

NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.

NYWF gives young writers a place to present their work and share ideas, to learn about the industry in which they write and to meet with like-minded people in a friendly festival atmosphere.

All events are free, but please register your attendance via eventbrite.

For full details of the program, please visit the NYWF website, and click on the events tab.


3 October @ 3:00 pm
6 October @ 11:30 pm
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