Now that we’re oversaturated with streaming content, it can be hard to drag people away from their couches. Can theatre ever be as cool as SBS On Demand?


How to participate

Create your account
Our festival is 100% free. It’s always free. To attend events, we just need you to register for an account. This will let you create your personalised schedule. Creating an account also helps us maintain and secure funding, which we rely on to provide the opportunity of NYWF to artists and audiences.

Reserve your spot or add to your watchlist
Access this event by reserving a seat (limited-capacity sessions) or adding to your watchlist (all other sessions). To reserve or 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, and some events will also be streamed through our social media pages. 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, #nywf2020, #raucoustwenties

Support NYWF
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.

Make a donation to NYWF.