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National Young Writers’ Festival

Posted by Team APATA | Sep 18, 2020

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is an annual gathering of young writers. A place to show work, share ideas, and learn. Programs are free, and made by and for young writers who create across stage, page, web and beyond. The 2020, program is completely online and digital, and runs from 1 to 4 October.

NYWF is Australia’s largest gathering of young writers, with artists bringing their craft from all around (cities, regional, rural and our beloved regular cohort from Aotearoa). The festival showcases work in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop, music, journalism, autobiography, comedy and prose.

The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more. The program combines practical skill-building sessions with social events, interactive projects, writing showcases and collaborations.

National Young Writers’ Festival usually takes place on the land of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples in Newcastle, NSW, but in 2020 the program is all go digital, with writers tuning in to events from bedrooms, living rooms and libraries spread across the land, a land comprised of over 500 unceded Nations.

Attend NYWF 2020 online where participants from anywhere with an internet connection can share ideas, join workshops and learn. www.youngwritersfestival.org

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