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Newcastle Writers Festival

The annual Newcastle Writers Festival will be back in 2023

The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions.

In 2014 in collaboration with Newcastle Region Library, the festival added a primary school’s program. Since then, more than 12,000 students have attended festival events in Newcastle and Cessnock thanks to support from the Catfish Foundation and Cessnock City Council.

NWF is now one of the largest regional literary festivals in Australia. In 2020, Covid-19 restrictions led to the cancellation in March of the eighth event. Director Rosemarie Milsom and Digital Manager Zoe Drew quickly developed a condensed online program, one of the first large-scale arts events to make the transition to a digital-only delivery. The 2021 lockdown led to the postponement of the festival in September. We are thrillled to be finally returning with their 10th event in 2023.

Watch this space for more information!

Newcastle Writers Festival