Latest News


First guest writers announced for NWF17

In the December 2016 NWF newsletter, Rosemarie Milsom announces,

I have finalised the program for next year’s Festival and am thrilled to announce that Nick Earls and Tara Moss are among the 130 writers who will participate from 7 to 9 April. Their superb books traverse history, fiction and feminism – all fodder for lively conversation.

The program will be published via the festival website on Friday, 24 February, and ticket sales will open the same day. Printed programs will be available from Hunter Region libraries and the festival will also be happy to post you a copy. A request form will be available on the Festival website after the program is issued. Or, from late February, you can pop into our recently opened office at Suite 52, Level 1, 164 Hunter Street, Newcastle. The entry is on Market Street where the footbridge to Queens Wharf was formerly located.

I am very excited about the program and am looking forward to celebrating the fifth Festival. Reaching this milestone is a significant achievement and your support has been pivotal. Thank you so much.

Have a safe and restful Christmas,

Festival Director


Tara Moss copyright Steve Baccon

Tara Moss, photo copyright Steve Baccon