National Young Writers' Festival

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is an annual gathering of young writers. A place to show work, share ideas, and learn. Our programs are free, and made by and for young writers who create across stage, page, web and beyond.

In 2021, we are returning with a hybrid model; retaining a digital program that will exist alongside the usual festival which takes place across the October long weekend in Newcastle, NSW. To attend the 2021 festival online please follow these steps:

Step 1: Create an account

Create an account

Register with us to set up your personalised schedule.

Step 2: Reserve your spot for special events

Reserve your spot for special events

Some of our programmed sessions have limited capacity or access. Make sure you can get in on the day by RSVP-ing.

Step 3: Tune in and get involved

Tune in and get involved

Log in for scheduled events; comment and engage; watch in-demand at your own pace.

NYWF'21 is for all

NYWF aims to be as accessible and varied as possible. Read our full access information.