$10 for 10 years. Support our festival.



In 2023, Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary. This milestone has been reached because of the generous support of our audience, artists, and sponsors, though our reliance on government funding for core funding also makes us vulnerable. Rising costs are also having a significant impact on our ability to present a bold and engaging festival program featuring the best Australian writers.

As we look ahead to the next decade, we are seeking donations in increments of $10 – we appreciate how tough the economic challenges are at the moment – to enable us to confidently plan an exciting future. Every $10 will have an impact.

You also may not be aware of the programs we run beyond the annual festival. Your donation will be used to ensure that our Story Hunter program for primary students can continue in 2024 and the Fresh Ink Prize for an emerging regional NSW writer reaches its fourth year.

Support our next decade

All donations are tax deductible and will be used to help us plot a bold future, support the next generation of writers and champion the power of stories.