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Newcastle Writers Festival

2020 Newcastle Writers Festival


About the Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival was founded in 2012, and connects stories and people across the Hunter region and beyond. In its short history, the Festival has become the city's premier cultural event. It is built on a foundation of goodwill and the enthusiasm of book-lovers of all ages. 

In 2019, 11,000 people came along to enjoy the Festival, and heard from local and national writers such as Trent Dalton, Clementine Ford, Ben Quilty, Gillian Triggs and Michael Robotham.
Just under half the program is free. This is an important part of making the Festival accessible to as many people as possible. The Festival is also committed to fostering literacy and creativity among young people, and this year 3,000 primary school students in Newcastle and Cessnock participated in the Schools Program.

Newcastle Writers Festival is a not-for-profit entity governed by a volunteer management committee and supported by a team of 160 volunteers.

How you can help

In 2020, we will be celebrate our eighth year. Your donation, however small, will help us to continue to build on our vision of hosting the best writers and thinkers in the country here in Newcastle.  

Donations to the Newcastle Writers Festival 2020 will help us to:

·     continue to attract world-class writers to Newcastle for the 2020 program and beyond
·     expand our Schools Program to primary age students in Newcastle and the wider Hunter region
·     remain accessible and affordable to an engaged and diverse audience through our many wonderful free events. 


Help Newcastle Writers Festival to reach their goal of $10,000

$6,744 raised

Contact Details

PO Box 99, Mayfield NSW 2304

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.