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National Young Writers Festival: Sydney launch

Australia’s largest festival of emerging writing by young people

Supported by the City of Sydney

Join festival directors Jesse Oliver, Bonnie Stevens and Ellen Harvey to get a taste of the 2019 festival.

Each year, National Young Writers Festival (NYWF) brings together Australia’s most innovative young writers. Working in new and traditional forms, their writing varies from zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, and poetry to spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents writing in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.

NYWF gives young writers a place to present their work and share ideas, learn about the industry and meet like-minded people in a friendly festival atmosphere.

With our festival teaser, get a taste of the festival in this 2-hour celebration of writers and their stories. Featuring spoken word, music and comedy from Elliot Cameron, Robin Eames, Nina Oyama, Merryana Salem, Jack Gow, Allison Ghallager, Pola Fanous and Srisha.

Enjoy live readings, performances and a few festival games to understand what our festival is all about before you attend the 4-day event in October.

The festival runs from 3 to 6 October 2019.

Bookings are recommended. Suitable for ages 16 years and over.

Supported by City of Sydney Library.



Friday 2 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm


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