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ACT | Australian Capital Territory Writers Festivals

Conflux
The annual Canberra speculative fiction conference

Jane Austin Festival
Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves

NSW | New South Wales Writers Festivals

Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival
March
Stimulating and varied literary and art events involving authors, poets, artists and illustrators.

Newcastle Writers Festival
April
The festival aims to shine the light on local and national literary talent, as well as promote the written word in all its forms – poetry, journalism, literary fiction, and popular fiction.

Sydney Writers Festival
May
Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s finest literary celebration featuring 400 Australian and international writers participating in over 300 events.

Varuna Sydney Writers Festival Blue Mountains Program
May

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival
June
The BRWF prides itself on being a different kind of writers’ festival, engaging with the unique environment of our region as well as contemporary concerns.

Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival
July

Byron Bay Writers Festival
August
The focus of the program is firmly on Australian writing, with recognition of our physical place in the world through the inclusion of Indonesian and Asian authors.

Write Around the Murray
September
With its heart in regional Australia, the festival is an annual testament to the motivation of writers and artists in the area. A mix of established and emerging writers, both from the Albury region and further afield have taken part throughout the festival’s history.

Wollongong Writers Festival
November
Wollongong Writers Festival (WWF) is a not-for-profit community arts organisation devoted to stories. Our annual program of events and residencies culminates in November, when we unleash a weekend of art, ideas and literature on the Illawarra.

 

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NT | Northern Territory Writers Festivals

WordStorm and National Poetry Festival
May

QLD | Queensland

Anywhere Theatre Festival
May
Anywhere Theatre Festival Limited is a Brisbane based not-for-profit company with a vision to propel a world-wide trend for exciting, engaging, passionate theatre anywhere but traditional theatre spaces.

Gold Coast Writers Festival
June

Noosa Long Weekend
June

Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators (CYA) Conference
June

Henry Lawson Festival
June
The Henry Lawson Festival is an annual event held in Grenfell, NSW on the June long weekend.

Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival
July
Held in Mackay Queensland in July each year, Whitsunday Voices provides a unique literary and cultural experience for students and residents in the Mackay and surrounding regions.

Reality Bites,
July

Brisbane Writers Festival
September

StoryArts Festival Ipswich
September

Maleny Celebration of Books
October

Queensland Writers Week
October
Aims to highlight the myriad of amazing writers, creative thinkers, readers and audiences that Queensland has to offer.

SA | South Australia Writers Festivals

Adelaide Festival
February
Over the last 55 years, Adelaide Writers’ Week has seen some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers in conversation about literature, politics, poetry, current events, biography, the short story and so much more.

Clare Writer’s Festival
November

TAS | Tasmania

Tasmanian Writers Festival
March
The Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival is the Tasmanian Writers’ Centre biennial celebration of all the things you’ll find related to the written word.

Tasmanian Poetry Festival
October

VIC | Victorian Writers Festivals

Abbotsford Convent: Reader’s Feast Writers at the Convent
February
The Writers at the Convent festival is held every February at The Abbotsford Convent, an intimate but spacious setting for readers and writers to commune.

WRAP Writers, Readers and Poets’ Weekend (Beechworth)
February
WRAP Weekend events encourage the art of writing and promote wider reading, intent listening, fresh thinking and joyful communicating.

Aireys Festival of Words
March
A weekend-long celebration of words, sounds and images in the beautiful bush and coastal landscape of Aireys.

Australian Festival of Travel Writing
March
Multi-media presentations and presentations from both local and international travel writers inspires people to cross borders with people from all walks of life and find peace outside of one’s comfort zone.

Dromkeen Literary Festival
March
The 2016 Festival continues the theme of Australian children’s literature and will be an exciting event suitable for children, teachers, librarians, families and all children’s book enthusiasts. There will be opportunities to meet and listen to a marvelous team of authors, illustrators, cartoonists and storytellers.

Melbourne Comedy Festival
March
One of the largest comedy festivals in the world, the program showcases stand-up comedy, cabaret and theatre, writers (and more).

Melbourne Queer Film Festival
March
The MQFF celebrates marginalized sexualities and explorations of self-identity through this showcasing of independent films and screen-writers.

Dandenong Ranges Writers Festival
May
The Autumn Authors Festival is a series of events for writers and readers throughout the month of May in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne.

Newstead Short Story Tattoo
May

StripFest
StripFest is acommunity arts festival which celebrates local strips, connecting community with creativity, business with the arts and people with each other.

Williamstown Literary Festival
June
Tackling tough issues with writing on mental health, justice, refugees and our relationship with the environment. We’ll take a candid look into unconventional lives, dig into the divided heart of creative mothers, delve into tender and sexy Australian love stories and reflect on our wartime memories.

Emerging Writers’ Festival
May
The Emerging Writers’ Festival is a not-for-profit organisation whose foundations are built on supporting emerging writers. We are a place where creativity and innovation are celebrated, where new talent is nurtured and where diverse voices from across Australia are represented.

Mildura Writers Festival
July
The Mildura Writers Festival brings together some of Australia’s best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums.

Bendigo Writers Festival
August
Covers everything from delicious ideas for eating well to getting the most out of reading and writing, as well as ethics, politics, caring for nature, for yourself and for others.

Melbourne Writers Festival
August

Ballarat Writers & Illustrators Festival
September
Supporting writers in western Victoria

WA | Western Australia Writers Festivals

Perth Writers Festival
February
The Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere and annually offers some of the world’s best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free community events

National Play Festival
February

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival
May

Kimberley Writers Festival
July

Broome’s Writers/Readers Festival
August

Avon Valley Writer’s Festival
September

Big Sky Writers and Readers Festival
September

CrimeScene
October
For enthusiasts of crime fiction and most things crime related, budding authors and people with a macabre sense of the normal

 

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