There are many writers festivals and writing celebrations happening around Australia every month. Here are most of the NSW and ACT ones.
Get along to a few!
6-8th Newcastle Writers’ Festival
30th – 6th May Sydney Writers’ Festival
May 23: National Simultaneous Storytime, national. Childrens reading initiative.
May 25-27: The Feminist Writers Festival, Melb and regional centres
Kids & YA Festival on Saturday 30 June 2018 will be directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell.
Jun 8-10: Bellingen Writers Festival, Bellingen, NSW. Australian general lit.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (election of the organising committee for the next year)
Jul 21: Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival, Bowral, NSW. General lit.
Jul 21-22: Orange Writers Festival, Orange, NSW. Gen. lit.
Aug 17-19: Romance Writers of Australia conference, Sydney, NSW. Romance.
Aug 31 — Sep 1: Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival, Sydney, NSW. Gen. lit, by women.
Aug 31: Alice Sinclair Memorial Writing Competition 2018, Lake Macquarie Branch, Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Aug (date to be confirmed) Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival, Sydney, NSW. General lit.
Sep 1-2: BAD: Sydney Crime Writers Festival, Sydney, NSW. Crime.
Sep 5: Indigenous Literacy Day, nationwide. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focus
Sep 5-9: Write Around the Murray, Albury, NSW. Gen. lit.
Sep 7-17: Unspoken Words, Sydney, NSW. Poetry, spoken word
Sep 13-17: Poetry on the Move, Canberra, ACT. Poetry.
Sep 20: Australian Reading Hour, national. Pick up a book, share the love!
Sep 27-30: National Young Writers Festival. Newcastle, NSW. Focus on writers 18-35.
Sep 29-30: Oz Comic-Con, Sydney, NSW. Pop culture.
Sep 29 — Oct 1: Conflux, Canberra, ACT. Spec fic.
Sep 15 – 17 Sorcery to Spaceships, Armidale, NSW. Spec. fic.
Nov 3: Quantum Words, Sydney, NSW. Science writing (biennial)
Nov 5-25: Design Canberra – National Design Writing Conference, Canberra, ACT.
Nov 9-11: Scone Long Literary Weekend, Scone, NSW. Gen. lit.