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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.

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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 Saunders is the First Nations curator….

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Fresh ink - $5000 Emerging Writers Prize
06-06-21

NWF launches $5000 prize for an emerging writer

Newcastle Writers Festival launches $5000 prize for an emerging writer Newcastle Writers Festival has launched the Fresh Ink Emerging Writers Prize for those living in regional New South Wales. The…

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31-05-21

2022 NWF joanne burns Microlit Award

Submissions of up to 200 words on the theme of ‘travel’ are sought for the 2022 NWF joanne burns Microlit Award. Now in its 11th year, the award is co-hosted…

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03-02-21

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…

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31-01-21

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…

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