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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Bronwyn Eley is new to the book industry, having previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force & even spent some time as a barista until entering the exciting world of Booktopia. Books are her true passion. Bronwyn writes in her spare time, often has her face buried in a book 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 The Host (Stephanie Meyer), Peter Pan (J.M Barrie) & Outlander (Diana Gabaldon).

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