Meet Aunty Daniella or Aunty D as she is affectionately known.

Daniella Chedzey is a proud Ngiyampaa Wangaaypuwan woman of the Pilaarrkiyalu Pilar tree Mayi, and also a registered traditional owner for Mount Grenfell.

“I have a strong connection with my culture which influences my work and home life, being connected with culture is integral part of who I am, which inspires many aspects of what I provide as an Elder to my community through Aboriginal stewardship of land, bush tucker information sharing, cultural workshops, weaving baskets and dillybags, knowledge sharing traditional uses for bush medicine and tucker.”

Aunty Daniella is a weaver, dancer and Elder.

If you would like to have a yarn with Aunt and hear some of her invaluable knowledge, please join us around the fire at the Pavillion of Sand.


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

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.

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