Byron Writers Festival is a time of celebration, exchange and reflection. This Festival presents some of the finest writers from Australia and overseas in a program designed to amuse and stimulate in the best venue in the country, the beaches of Byron.
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) is one of Australia’s most established and well-respected literary festivals. EWF develops, nurtures and promotes Australia’s new writing talent, creating platforms for connecting writing communities and their audiences. Through the flagship festival in Melbourne and an annual program of events, it provides opportunities for emerging writers to develop professionally, and supports them to engage new and larger audiences.
Melbourne Writers Festival brings writers and readers together to be inspired, challenged and thrilled by an intelligent, rousing and diverse program of books and ideas. Since 1986, the organisation has entertained hundreds of thousands of readers as Australia’s boldest literary festival. Based in Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature, we provide the inspiration and framework for vital, timely conversations.
The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) is an annual gathering of young writers. A place to show work, share ideas, and learn. NYWF programs are free, and made by and for young writers who create across stage, page, web and beyond. Returning in 2021 with a hybrid model – retaining a digital program that will exist alongside the usual festival which takes place across the October long weekend in Newcastle, NSW.
Features invited international, national and local poets plus ample opportunities for public participation in a diverse program of free and low cost events. Professional development is also supported through workshops, seminars, panels and networking opportunities.
Following in the footsteps of literary tradition, Storyfest is the writers’ festival for the Gold Coast, the cornerstone of which is its annual three day event held in March. Delivering a series of literary experiences along with workshops, masterclasses and featured authors throughout the year, Storyfest nurtures emerging writers and provides opportunities for readers and writers alike.
Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) is one of the world’s leading and most beloved literary institutions. It is a place for readers, writers and thinkers to share ideas, tell stories and celebrate literature. Since the first Festival in 1997, SWF has brought thousands of diverse writers and thinkers from Australia and around the globe together in Sydney.
The Youth Literature Festival brings some of the finest writers and performers for young people to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast each year. It features writers’ panels, book-talks, storytelling, workshops and performance and aims to provide a diverse cultural experience for its regional participants.
Whitsunday Voices is the largest youth literature festival in regional Queensland. Held annually in July – this friendly festival hosts an intimate line up of Australian literary talent to inspire in students a love of books and writing.
Fresh Ink is ATYP’s development program for emerging playwrights. Across the year, through a range of masterclasses, workshops, one-to-one mentoring opportunites and our annual National Studio, we work with young writers to develop their work and appreciation of the craft of writing for the stage.
PlayWriting Australia is the national peak body for playwriting with a mission to support the development and promotion of great new Australian writing for performance. We work to discover creative artists, improve and enhance playwrights’ skills and boost national networks in order to see more Australian work on stage and in print.
Part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Aims to present a selection of top writers from New Zealand and around the world. Closely resembles literary events such as the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, and focuses on fiction, poetry and serious non-fiction (history, biography etc). Approximately 16 international writers and many New Zealand writers participate in six days of stimulating and thought-provoking panels, readings, and lectures, along with book launches and other functions. Participants are selected by a committee made up of writers an…
Supanova Pop Culture Expo, since 2000, is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof. Gathered from comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs.