28
Jul

Festival update

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney, we have decided to postpone our September event until 2022. While we are not in lockdown in Newcastle, there are travel and venue restrictions in place that make it too difficult for us to proceed. We do not want to risk the health and...
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17
Jul

Festival Guest Curators

Join us in welcoming four guest curators to the festival team. They will collaborate with director Rosemarie Milsom to help shape the 2021 program: Kirli Saunders is the First Nations curator. She is a proud Gunai Woman and an award-winning writer and teacher. Her poetry collection Kindred was shortlisted for the ABIA 2020 Book Awards and FAB Booktopia Awards. In...
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3
Feb

Julia Gillard: Women & Leadership

UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT Newcastle Writers Festival and City of Newcastle present Julia Gillard: Women and Leadership 6pm-7pm Sat 13 February, The Arena NEX Tickets $30 (plus fees and charges) Join the Newcastle Writers Festival’s first live event of 2021 featuring former prime minister Julia Gillard, who will discuss her most recent book Women and...
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31
Jan

Work with us

NWF is thrilled to have received Create NSW funding to appoint three guest curators in 2021: First Nations Curator; Poetry Curator; and an Emerging Curator. There is scope for the successful applicants to shape the Stories to You podcast series, the inaugural emerging writers program, and the main festival program in September. We can’t wait...
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10
Jan

2021 NWF/JOANNE BURNS MICROLIT AWARD WINNERS

Spineless Wonders and Newcastle Writers Festival are delighted to announce the names of the finalists in the 2021 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award selected by Professor Cassandra Atherton. We warmly thank all entrants to this annual award. Congratulations to following finalists: Adria Castellucci |Anne Booty |Art O’Brien |Beth Spencer |Brenda Proudfoot | Cheryl Rogers | Danielle Baldock | Deborah...
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11
Dec

New Dates for 2021

The Newcastle Writers Festival has announced new dates – 24 to 26 September, 2021. The ninth event will run alongside the first weekend of City of Newcastle’s New Annual arts festival, offering audiences a jam-packed cultural program. Festival director Rosemarie Milsom said the move was essential to alleviate uncertainty about live events and to enable...
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30
Mar

2020 Festival Cancellation

It has been a challenging couple of days and the festival team has been focused on the job of winding down this year’s festival. It is a surreal and heart-breaking position to be in and we are grateful for the support we have received from writers, other festival directors, sponsors, publishers, and our dedicated audience....
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