2019 Artist Applications Closed

Artist applications for our 2019 festival are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! As always we are blown […]

Artist Callouts for 2019

Artist applications for the 2019 National Young Writers Festival are now open! NYWF takes place in Newcastle as part of […]

Volunteer staff and the NYWF

Since it was founded over 21 years ago, the National Young Writers’ Festival has been a volunteer-run, community-driven organisation.  We […]

NYWF empty stage 2018.

Stay tuned for Artist Callouts! [2019]

The National Young Writersʼ Festival Team has begun preparations for the 2019 festival! Stay tuned for our callout in February […]

The Changing Shape of Political Criticism

2018 Program Announcement

The program for the 2018 National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), running between September 27-30 in Newcastle, has been announced. The […]

2018 Artist Announcement

The National Young Writers’ Festival is pleased to announce the artists for their 2018 program, which runs from September 27-30. […]

Volunteer Callout: we’re looking for you!

In 2019 NYWF is seeking some enthusiastic and passionate humans who are infatuated with reading and/or writing, and are willing […]

Jobs at NYWF: Young Queer Writers Program Producer & Digital Editor

We have some roles to fill for NYWF 2018.   YOUNG QUEER WRITERS PROGRAM PRODUCER: NYWF is looking for an […]

Call for Board Members

NYWF seeks new members from Newcastle or the Hunter region to join the Board of the National Young Writers’ Festival. […]

Art Festival Debate

NYWF and the Local Comedy Scene

By Ethan Andrews I first attended the National Young Writers’ Festival in 2014, a year that also saw the formation […]

Call for NYWF 2018-19 Festival Manager

The National Young Writersʼ Festival (NYWF) is looking for a Festival Manager (from anywhere in Australia) for the 2018 and […]

Call for NYWF 2018-19 Co-Directors

The National Young Writersʼ Festival (NYWF) is looking for three dedicated individuals (from anywhere in Australia) to Co-Direct the 2018 […]

Subbed In

What Went Down At ‘Please Laika Me’, Our Sydney Satellite Event

By Sebastian Gonzalez Following the NYWF Program Launch at Cakewines last month, I was full of enthusiasm for a festival I […]

Getting to and surviving Newcastle

Newcastle ain’t the site of extreme urban decay that it used to be. Even for those of you who have […]

Podcasts: Their All Consuming Moment

Work, Work, Work, Work(shop)

Do you enjoy learning in a fun and safe environment? There’s no better way to squeeze all the know-how and […]

Support NYWF with $$

In 2017-2018, on our 20th Birthday, we are making a special call-out to our wonderful alumni, artists, supporters and audiences, to […]