National Young Writers' Festival


National Young Writers' Festival

The National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales' Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. It is the country's largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose.

NYWF presents 'writing' in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances and readings. NYWF gives young writers a place to present their work and share ideas, to learn about the industry in which they write and to meet with like-minded people in a friendly festival atmosphere.

Contents

History

The National Young Writers Festival was founded as an independent festival in 1998. The founders included Marcus Westbury and Sean Healy who were associated with the Octapod Association - a Newcastle, New South Wales based arts and media organisation. In 2000 the National Young Writers' Festival became a key part of a broader coalition of arts and media festivals known as This Is Not Art, held in the city over the same weekend.

Organisational Structure

The National Young Writers' Festival is an Incorporated Association registered with the New South Wales government's Department of Commerce, Office of Fair Trading.

In accordance with being an incorporated association the National Young Writers' Festival is governed by a board. The board's membership is drawn from previous festival staff, contributing artists, and the broader Australian literary and arts community.

The festival is managed on a day-to-day basis by a team of three Co-Directors, and a Festival Coordinator. Closer to the festival the staff expands to include a Marketing Coordinator, Production Coordinator, Artist Logistics Coordinator, Volunteers Coordinator and Zine Fair Coordinator. All roles are part-time.

National Young Writers Festival operates as one of the contributing festivals to the coalition of arts and media festivals This Is Not Art

Important Dates

Call for Submissions deadline: 31st March

National Young Writers' Inc Festival Annual General meeting: early March

Festival Dates: Labour Day Weekend(NSW, Australia) in late September/early October.

Past Guests

The 2007 festival featured poets Judith Beveridge, Andy Jackson and Andrew Slattery.

See also

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Black Arts Festival — Alan Tauber at the Charles River 2007 The National Black Arts Festival was founded in 1987 after the Fulton County Arts Council (in Atlanta, Georgia) commissioned a study to explore the feasibility of creating a festival dedicated to celebrating… …   Wikipedia

  • National Student Media Conference — The National Student Emerging Media Conference (NSEMC) is a conference in Newcastle, New South Wales Australia. It is part of the larger This Is Not Art (TINA) Festival. BackgroundThe National Student Emerging Media Conference (NSEMC) forms part… …   Wikipedia

  • Young Playwrights' Theater — (YPT) is located in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. It is the only professional theater company in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education. [http://www.youngplaywrightstheater.org] . YPT is a member of the League of Washington… …   Wikipedia

  • National Screen Institute — of Canada Established April 7, 1986 (1986 04 07) (25 years ago) Budget $2,005,486 …   Wikipedia

  • National Lampoon Lemmings — National Lampoon s Lemmings The poster for the 1973 show. Music Arranged by Paul Jacobs and Christopher Guest Productions 1973 Off Broadway National Lampoon s Lemmings, a spinoff of the humor …   Wikipedia

  • NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CULTURE (NFJC) — NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CULTURE (NFJC), U.S. organization that supports Jewish artistic creativity, academic scholarship, and cultural preservation in America. The NFJC was established in 1960 by the Council of Jewish Federations and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • National Book Award — The National Book Awards are a set of American literary awards.[1][2] Started in 1950,[dubious – discuss] the Awards are presented annually to American authors for literature published in the current year. In 1989 the National Book Foundation, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Festival Internacional Cervantino — The Festival Internacional Cervantino (popularly known as El Cervantino) takes place each fall in the city of Guanajuato, located in central Mexico. This is a small colonial era city with history of having a large cultural scene. The origins of… …   Wikipedia

  • National Lampoon (magazine) — The January 1973 cover of National Lampoon. National Lampoon was a ground breaking American humor magazine started in 1970, as a spinoff of the Harvard Lampoon. The magazine reached its height of popularity and critical acclaim during the mid to… …   Wikipedia

  • National University of La Plata — Coordinates: 34°54′46.69″S 57°57′04.88″W / 34.9129694°S 57.9513556°W / 34.9129694; 57.9513556 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.