25
Jan

Call for Volunteers

Volunteer registration for this year’s festival is now open! Each year we’ve had a wonderful team of volunteers, praised by writers and audiences alike, and we couldn’t run the festival without them. If you’d like to join this dedicated, friendly and inspiring team, you can read the information sheet and then register by going to...
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19
Jan

2018 Newcastle Writers Festival/ joanne burns Microlit Award finalists announced

The finalists in the 2018 NWF/joanne burns MicroLit Award have now been announced. Two of these finalists will go on to win the joanne burns Microlit Award for the National and Hunter categories. The winners will be announced at the launch of the 2019 Newcastle Writers’ Festival program and their cash prizes will be awarded...
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1
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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13
Jun

Anne Summers in Newcastle Sunday 4 November

Respected journalist, editor, policy maker and feminist Anne Summers will visit Newcastle on 4 November to discuss her new memoir Unfettered and Alive. Anne has influenced and often shaped the political, cultural and social fabric of Australia – depending on what role she was occupying at the time. In her book, she shares wicked anecdotes about...
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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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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 –...
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