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Stories to you

The Newcastle Writers Festival Stories To You podcast is a continuation of our 2020 digital program, which was created in response to Covid-19. The series features interviews with Australian and international writers whose work challenges, inspires and entertains. We hope you enjoy meeting them each Wednesday.

This series is supported by Create NSW.

News & events

05-05-22

joanne burns Microlit Award now open

Newcastle Writers Festival and publisher Spineless Wonders are excited to announce the launch of the 2023 joanne burns Microlit Award. Celebrated poet joanne burns and Melbourne writer and academic Cassandra…

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24-04-22

Work with us

The new position of Youth Creative Writing Program Coordinator will be pivotal in helping Newcastle Writers Festival establish Story Hunter, an exciting new program for primary school students. The program…

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23-03-22

Festival book drive

Festival book donation drive We will be holding a book drive during the festival weekend on April 2 and 3 to help flood-affected libraries in northern NSW rebuild their collections….

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08-03-22

Newcastle Writers Festival launches 2022 program

The Newcastle Writers Festival launched its ninth program on Thursday night, March 3, with a special event at Newcastle City Hall featuring much-loved gardening identity Costa Georgiadis and hosted by Paul West.

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Fresh ink - $5000 Emerging Writers Prize
30-10-21

Winner of Inaugural Fresh Ink Prize

The Newcastle Writers Festival Stories To You podcast is a continuation of our 2020 digital program, which was created in response to Covid-19.

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16-09-21

Fresh Ink Emerging Writers Prize Shortlist

Fresh Ink Emerging Writers Prize Shortlist Congratulations to Alex Chalwell, Rebecca Chaney, Lorina Mason and Nate McCarthy who have been shortlisted from 80 emerging regional NSW writers for the inaugural…

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26-08-21

Longlist announced for inaugural Fresh Ink Emerging Writers Prize

Yes, we know we were supposed to announce a shortlist today but the judges felt the quality of the entries warranted a longlist. Congratulations to: Jackie Bailey, Austinmer, for Sublime:…

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28-07-21

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…

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17-07-21

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 SaundersĀ is the First Nations curator….

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