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NYWF 2016 program announced

The full program for the 2016 National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) has been announced.

The festival, which runs from 29 September to 2 October in Newcastle, will include over 114 writers from across Australia and New Zealand, including Osman Faruqi, Alia Gabres, Liam Pieper, Briohny Doyle, Zohab Khan, Alison Whittaker and Shu-Ling Chua. They join previously announced writers, which include Omar Musa, Jennifer Down, Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones and Ellen van Neerven.

The program features 99 events, including panels, debates and roundtables on topics such as small press publishing, (re)writing gender and the imposter syndrome, as well as the return of the zine fair and masquerade ball. Other highlights include a science ball at the Newcastle Museum and ‘a number of open access events set to blur the lines between “artist” and “audience”’, said co-director David Graham.

The program also features workshops on radio-making and podcasting, programming, writing for TV and the business of freelancing, among other subjects.

This year, NYWF will partner with This Is Not Art (TiNA) co-festivals Crack and Critical Animals to present cross-festival events that merge the mediums of writing, theatre and art.

To see the full program, visit the TiNA website here.


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