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Newcastle Writers Festival

Newcastle Writers Festival

First held in 2013, the annual Newcastle Writers Festival has grown bigger yearly. It now draws writers of all ages from far to wide to participate in various writing-themed activities and events.

The Festival provides you with the priceless opportunity to hear tips and inside stories from successful authors via presentations, panel discussions and literary lunches and breakfasts.

Newcastle Writers Festival 2024 Dates, Program, Times, Event Schedule

Several awards are also presented at the Festival. You will also be able to attend numerous book launches by established authors. Best of all, many of the sessions are free and will provide you with thought-provoking ideas that you can use in your writing.

There’s also a popular children’s program to encourage the next generation of budding writers. There’s something for everybody, with various writing genres featured in the Festival’s multiple sessions. Peruse the festival program, and you’ll be sure to find plenty of options.

Festival events are spread across major venues in Newcastle, like City Hall, the Museum, the University, the Civic Theatre and popular local eateries. Most venues are close to each other – with parking availability and fees in the city centre pretty reasonable, but you can also walk, cycle or catch public transport. Various accommodation options are also available to make your Newcastle stay enjoyable.

Newcastle is about a 2-hour and 15-minute drive north of the Sydney CBD. It also has its own airport if you need to get there quickly or if you’re travelling from further away. Newcastle is also well-serviced by public transport, so you can catch a bus or train there if necessary.

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