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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23
Mar

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 Tickets...
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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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28
Jun

Donate before EOFY!

Make a tax-deductible donation to help NWF to keep providing a large number of free and local events. Newcastle Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation with official DGR status endorsed by the ATO. Since the first NWF five years ago, roughly half of our events have been free, and we are proud of our local...
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26
Jun

The 2017 Newcastle Writers Festival joanne burns Microlit Award

The Newcastle Writers Festival and publisher Spineless Wonders are excited to announce the launch of the 2017 joanne burns Microlit Award. Melbourne writer and academic Cassandra Atherton will judge the competition entries, which are invited from writers across Australia as well as from Australians living overseas. The theme of this year’s competition is ‘time’ and...
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14
Jun

Special August double bill

Join us for a very special event at the University of Newcastle’s Conservatorium of Music featuring Professor of Philosophy Emrys Westacott and award-winning British journalist and best-selling author Christina Lamb. From 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Professor Westacott, from Alfred University in New York, will talk to Russell Blackford about his most recent book The Wisdom of Frugality: Why...
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20
May

Mark Colvin

Everyone involved with the Newcastle Writers Festival is deeply saddened by the death of Mark Colvin. His brilliant journalism, ideas and insight have helped shape healthy debate about a number of important issues here and overseas. Mark had to withdraw from this year’s festival and was very keen to visit in 2018. We will miss...
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