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Jul

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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4
Jun

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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8
Apr

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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18
Mar

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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19
Jan

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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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5
Dec

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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