Join Grace Lucas-Pennington at the 2022 National Young Writers Festival for an hour-long editing workshop with 20 minutes at the end for all your burning editorial questions. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Grace Lucas-Pennington is an Aboriginal (Bundajalung) editor specialising in fiction and poetry. She grew up mostly between northern NSW and the greater Logan/Brisbane area. Grace is the Senior Editor at State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project, co-founder of the First Nations and People of Colour in Publishing Network and is a Board member of Byron Bay Writers Festival. Grace was awarded the 2020 Nakata Brophy Prize for poetry.

How to participate

Create your account
Our festival is 100% free. It’s always free. You can create a watch list on our website which will allow you to create a personalised schedule. To watchlist an event, click the yellow button underneath the artist headshots (right column of this page).

Tune in and get involved
Log in for your scheduled events: you can watch directly from your account dashboard or through our YouTube channel. When this event is available for streaming, you can also click the ‘watch now’ button in the top banner of this page (under event title and date info). Comment and engage on social media: tag us at @nywf / @nationalyoungwritersfestival, #nywf2022

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The National Young Writers’ Festival is a non-profit organisation made by and for young artists to help foster a sense of community and allow young writers to connect, share skills and hone their craft. We pride ourselves on paying all writers programmed for the festival but we are reliant on government funding and philanthropic support to make our festival happen. Your donation allows us to continue supporting young artists, increase the number of writers we are able to program, and improve our capacity and resources to hold high quality events.

NYWF is a registered non-profit, so your donation (above $2) is also tax-deductible.

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