Two days chockablock with workshops and panels, designed especially for writers under 18.
All the poetry slams. All at once. This may not work. Open mic.
Come end the day's festivities with readings from the nation's best and brightest writers. Tonight's theme will take us to places familiar and foreign - not necessarily Summer Bay, but we won't be mad if someone goes there.
Learn how to turn your casual comms into sparkling copy, fit for any target audience.
Living in rural areas has many drawbacks for young writers. But what about the pros? Country kids discuss the indelible mark growing up 'bush' has on their writing.
Penis towers, obelisks, lighthouses like chess piece rooks ... a theme is emerging. Poets and writers scour Newcastle's streets, creating pieces on the urban landscape before our very eyes.
Meet outside Civic Digest.
An annual coming together of the nation's student media outlets, discussing everything from wrangling volunteers to healthy work environments.
Three Aboriginal writers discuss how they navigate place, identity and all the other parts of themselves in their writing.
Activist writing comes in many forms, but even the most passionate people can be undone by media backlash.
What role does writing have in games? Everything! Join us for a discussion of the powers, practice, and pitfalls of storytelling in games
The Galaxy Web is calling you! An evening of collaborative performances, art and adventure. Drop in and have your mind blown.
We're having a BAAAABY! Actually, lots of babies. Come and celebrate with everyone who has birthed a paper baby into the world this year.
Much like that time I dated identical twins, being with a fellow creative can have high highs and low lows. Should you dip your nib in the office ink?
Working for nothing in the arts is increasingly common. But what can you get out of an internship, and how do you know you're not being exploited?
The hosts of FBi's Backchat Radio, Osman Faruqi and Ariel Bogle, will chat politics with festival artists.
Are you a tech-daunted writer looking dip a toe into digital creativity? You've come to the right place. Talk and learn coding in this cool club.
Care about your career but also care about your person? Do you want to?
Disability is reality: join these writers in a discussion about action.
Who do we want to be, and how are we going to get there? In partnership with the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, Sophie Black hosts a discussion on the present and future of the nation. Sign up required.
There are many things in the world that make writers blocked. Be it burn out, niggling doubts, jobs or pets, the world is full of distractions. Gabrielle Tozer has been through it all and is ready to help you.
In partnership with OzAsia: 10 years on from Alice Pung's anthology, what's changed? Asian-identifying writers only are welcome to this closed session.
"Go down /
r a b b i t h o l e
For decades the line has been drawn,
It's time to settle the score! Traditional and experimental poets battle it out. Whose poetry will reign supreme?"
Don't be a Mia Freedman: four people talk about writing bodies that aren't your own in a constructive and supportive way.
Take a moment with Chloe Mayne to focus your energy on a single object. Work as a group to transform your poem from haiku, to renga and before you know it you'll have 'found' a poem you never knew you had.
The written word isn't for everyone. Capturing people in their own words in film, audio and theatre is important, especially for People of Colour and displaced or otherwise marginalised communities.
Take me back to 1998: Destiny's Child, Titanic, frosted tips and exposed midriffs left right and centre. And a little baby festival, taking its first steps in the world. Come celebrate our 20th birthday in true nineties style!
Caught on caesura? Intent on iambic? Pent up on pentameter? Throw the poesy out the window and get EXPER(mental). We've got the goss on L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, postmodern writers, minimalism and beyond.
Careers Day is back for another year. Learn from the best in the business on what you need to stay afloat and have a sustainable career.
Writing about mental illness can be a powerful tool to heal and confront trauma. Join these writers in a frank and intimate look into this world of writing.
The Subbed.in Sydney Satellite returns to Novocastia 1 to showcase the crazy capers of their moonface minds. Open mic slots.
Comedy gala featuring NYWF artists, local stand ups and performers from Not Just for Laughs.