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Newcastle Writers Festival

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Newcastle Writers Festival has been cancelled, including all school and HSC events. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you 14-16 May 2021 for our next festival. For all refund enquiries, please contact ticketing@newcastlewritersfestival.org.au

Current Events

Past Events

  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? Or play a role in Bad Guys? In this fan fiction workshop students get to put themselves or their own characters into their favourite books, or build their own stories using their favourite characters. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets (free). You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Newcastle Room, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    In this workshop students will go on a rollicking journey to create stories about Jess’s favourite subject – animals! Students will discover how to inject humour, surprise, suspense and loveable characters into their stories. Get ready for lots of twists and turns!
    Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    In this workshop, students will create their own illustrations using collage. They will explore and develop their ideas and stories about their own backyards as a way to help them realise that there are stories all around them. Materials provided. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets (free). You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Newcastle City Library, Meeting Room 2
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    It’s a llama celebration and you’re invited. Learn all about the marvellous, mysterious and mega-popular animal that is the llama. Through a series of writing and drawing exercises, students will create their very own llama-inspired characters. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets (free). You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Newcastle City Library, Lovett Gallery
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    In this workshop students will gain an understanding of mindfulness and how to use it in a general way as well as a technique to write more descriptively. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets (free). You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Newcastle City Library, Meeting Room 1
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Frances Watts shares the inspiration and creative process behind her books, including how she transformed a crazy-but-true fact about ancient Rome into an epic historical novel about two runaways and a selfish sacred chicken. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets. You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Hunter Room, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Dive into the colourful world of picture books with legendary creator Graeme Base, who takes students through his incredible body of work including his latest series, 'The Bumblebunnies: Superheroes of the Garden'. Get ready to fly alongside the Bumblebunnies as they go about their day learning teamwork, resilience and problem solving.
    Concert Hall, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Books are brimming with magic and adventure. Explore the various types of children’s books and how they are created, from ideas, inspiration and drafts, through typography, illustration and production processes. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets. You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Cummings Room, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Tony Flowers will bring students’ imaginations to life with illustrations, performance and story. The session will show students how they can generate story ideas and engage in creative storytelling. A perfect way for students to develop creative thinking processes that expand their visual literacy skills and capabilities.
    Civic Theatre Playhouse
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    This event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
    Civic Theatre Playhouse
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Whether it’s sci-fi, cyberpunk, or dystopian fiction, speculative fiction is the imagination of ‘what if...’ In this workshop, students use their own questions to create scenarios that will then become the settings for exciting and imaginative stories. NOTE: When booking, please select student tickets first, then follow the prompts and select 'buy more tickets' in your cart to add teacher tickets (free). You can also add tickets for other events by selecting 'find other events' in your cart.
    Newcastle Room, Newcastle City Hall
  • Friday 3 April 2020
    Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and their journey to becoming a hero isn’t always an easy one. In this writing workshop students will learn how to transform a character from humble beginnings to brave hero.
    Mulubinba Room, Newcastle City Hall
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