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.
The Young Writers Award is an annual short story competition for Queensland residents aged 18 to 25 for stories up to 2,500 words, to encourages and support promising Queensland writers. The Young Writers Award is supported by Griffith Review and Queensland Writers Centre.
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.