A masquerade ball, science party and open mic nights: Are you ready for the 2016 National Young Writers’ Festival?

by |August 30, 2016

For those living in New South Wales (or beyond!), if you don’t have any plans this Labour Day Holiday Weekend, why not head to Newcastle for the National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF)? Every year, Newcastle hosts the thousands of artists and art enthusiasts who flock to the annual NYWF.

The 2016 festival will be on between Thursday September 29th and Sunday October 2nd.

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As Australia’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers, the NYWF’s aim is to host ‘writing’ in all its various forms, including comics, blogging, screenwriting, song writing, the spoken word, hip hop music, journalism and more! Expect panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.

The NYWF is also the co-presenter of This is Not Art. Join other like-minded people and get ready for some fun at one of the 191 free events. There’s a masquerade ball, a science party, pop-up street events and open mic nights!

Writers to expect include: Osman Faruqi, Alia Gabres, Liam Pieper, Briohny Doyle, Zohab Khan, Alison Whittaker, Omar Musa and Shu-Ling Chua.

Check out the full 2016 program here!

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Before entering the exciting world of books, Bronwyn served in the Royal Australian Air Force, travelled extensively and worked (still does!) as a barista on the weekends. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn's debut fantasy novel Relic is coming out in 2019 with indie publishing house Talem Press. They are to publish her entire trilogy called The Relic Trilogy. In her spare time, Bronwyn writes, reads and enjoys keeping fit (which she undoes by eating loads of chocolate) with Martial Arts and personal training. She can't answer what her favourite book is but she has a soft spot for Peter Pan (J.M Barrie), Outlander (Diana Gabaldon), Stardust (Neil Gaiman), The Illuminae Files (Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman) and Six of Crows (Leigh Bardugo). Fantasy, sci-fi and YA make up the majority of her bookshelves.

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