Program submissions for the 2020 Newcastle Writers Festival opened on 20 May, 2019 and closed at midnight, 31 July 2019. The festival is a high quality literary event held within Newcastle’s Civic precinct and includes a wide range of events for adults and children. The festival engages in the exploration of ideas, literature, culture, creativity and imagination. In 2019, the festival featured 80 events and attracted 12,000 people. Previous programs can be viewed via our website. Applicants whose proposals were accepted for the 2019 program are not eligible to re-apply until 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 October, 2019. Unfortunately, feedback can’t be provided to unsuccessful applicants.