2018 Newcastle Writers Festival/ joanne burns Microlit Award now open

The 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival/ joanne burns Microlit Award is open. Co-presented by Spineless Wonders Short Australian Stories, the award is seeking writing across any genre of up to 200 words that responds imaginatively to the theme ‘sound’. This year’s judge is Cassandra Atherton. There are national and Hunter region categories. Finalists in the award...
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Anne Summers in Newcastle Sunday 4 November

Respected journalist, editor, policy maker and feminist Anne Summers will visit Newcastle on 4 November to discuss her new memoir Unfettered and Alive. Anne has influenced and often shaped the political, cultural and social fabric of Australia – depending on what role she was occupying at the time. In her book, she shares wicked anecdotes about...
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Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton – SECOND SHOW

Due to overwhelming demand a second event featuring much-loved Australian children’s author Andy Griffiths and his illustrator sidekick Terry Denton has been announced for Newcastle at 4.30pm on Sunday, July 15. The duo is visiting Newcastle in the upcoming school holidays to celebrate the launch of their new book The 104-Storey Treehouse. Join Andy Griffiths...
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Thank you!

What an inspiring and thought-provoking weekend! The 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival has been blessed with wonderful conversations, audiences and weather. We couldn’t do it without the support and encouragement from a number of organisations and individuals. And of course our guest writers and facilitators bring the program to life. We are blessed with the most...
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Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in Newcastle

Join Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton in their stupendous 104-storey treehouse!  They’ve added 13 new levels including a stupid-hat level, a refrigerator-throwing level, a bun-fighting level, a tangled-up level and a deep-thoughts thinking room.  Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up!  Sunday 15 July 2018  //  1pm to 2pm  //  NEX 309 King Street –...
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Special accommodation deal

Our friends at Quest Newcastle West are offering a discount to festival-goers. Book direct by phoning 02 4920 3400 or email newcastlewest@questapartments.com.au NEWCASTLE WEST ACCOMMODATION Quest Newcastle West has serviced apartments including Studios, and one, two and three bedroom apartments. Studios are the perfect alternative to a hotel room and feature kitchenettes. The apartments are ideal for families...
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The Newcastle Writers Festival team is excited to announce that the following award-winning writers will be participating in the 2018 program: * Bruce Pascoe, whose award-winning Dark Emu challenges the long-held claim that pre-colonial Aboriginal society was essentially a hunter-gatherer society. * Louise Milligan, ABC journalist and author of Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of...
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2018 Schools Program

It’s here! The 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Program includes a wonderful line-up of Australian writers and illustrators, including Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs, Tristan Bancks Author, Yvette Poshoglian Author, Gregg Dreise, Kate and Jol Temple, Jess Black Author, Liz Anelli and Paul Russell Author. For the first time, the program will visit Cessnock on 5...
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