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Volunteer at the Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival is fast approaching and volunteer applications are now open for the 2020 festival.

NWF is a non-profit organisation run by a small team on grants and sponsorships. Our volunteers play a key role in the success of the festival. Without volunteers to help us, the festival couldn’t run. We’ve been very fortunate to have wonderful volunteers since the first festival in 2013, and every year brings new people and reliable returnees.

How to Register
Click below and fill out the Volunteer ‘Ticket’ Registration. It looks like you’re buying a ticket, but there is no cost and no financial information needed. There are instructions on how to register at the end of the Volunteer Info Sheet, and if you have any problems registering, please email the Volunteer Coordinator, Sheree Kable, at

Register to Volunteer

Download Volunteer Information Sheet

You should receive a confirmation of your registration shortly after submission, and an email from the Volunteer Coordinator within three days. If this doesn’t happen, please email the Coordinator at