Newcastle Writers Festival

Friday to Sunday, 6-8 April
16 days from now

Newcastle Writers Festival

The inaugural Newcastle Writers Festival was held in 2013 and was a resounding success. More than 70 writers participated in 38 sessions – half of which were free. In 2014, the festival was enhanced by the addition of a popular children’s program. More than 100 writers participated in the extended festival and more than 6500 people attended the event, from preschoolers to adults. The 2015, 2016 & 2017 festivals were bigger and better still, and we’re looking forward to exceeding expectations with our sixth event in April 2018.

This year, you will hear stories from Aboriginal writers, a radical farmer who wants to overhaul how we produce our food, poets, one of Australia’s most popular comedians, and Richard Fidler. There will be music, too!

Newcastle Writers Festival 2018 runs from 6-8 April in the Newcastle Civic Precinct located between Hunter and King Streets.

To see the full Program, visit the Newcastle Writers Festival website.

To purchase tickets please visit the Ticketek Website.



  • Friday 06 April 2018 9:00 AM
  • Saturday 07 April 2018 9:00 AM
  • Sunday 08 April 2018 9:00 AM


  • Ticketek Box Office
  • 4929 1977


City Hall
290 King Street