Schools Program 2020


The Newcastle Writers Festival Schools Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with their favourite authors and be inspired in a fun, educational and interactive way.

For the third year, all author presentations are free though registration is still required. In these popular sessions, writers perform from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from students. The workshop series offers students a more intensive, individual learning experience.

We are thrilled to once again be taking the program to Cessnock on 2 April (please visit for details). Heartfelt thanks to staff at Cessnock and Newcastle libraries.

Special thanks to our sponsors: NSW Government,  Catfish Foundation, City of Newcastle, Cessnock City Council & Maclean’s Booksellers



2020 Schools Program - Newcastle

2020 Schools Program - Cessnock

2020 HSC Schools Program

2020 Book Order Form Maclean Booksellers