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April 2019

Newcastle Writers Festival

April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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 2016, 2017 and 2018 festivals were bigger and better still, and we’re looking forward to exceeding…

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Sydney Writers Festival

April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Sydney NSW Australia + Google Map
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Held in the harbour-side city of Sydney, the SWF is a mega-event showcasing some 300 events for over 100,000 festival-goers. Australian and International guest writers combine with intellectuals, scientists and journalists to present the latest in fiction, non-fiction and more. There are free and paid events as well as live streaming for regional areas. Definitely needs to be on the bucket-list to attend.

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May 2019

Dunedin Readers and Writers Festival

May 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Dunedin Dunedin, New Zealand + Google Map
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Dunedin is a UNESCO City of Literature and proud host of the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival. The festival is held early May. Last held 2017 and there's another in 2019.

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Auckland Writers Festival

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Auckland, New Zealand + Google Map
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A festival of literature and ideas, bringing together acclaimed writers through innovative programming. For the past 19 years the Festival has enriched the culture of Auckland and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of audiences and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as its setting.

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August 2019

Byron Bay Writers Festival

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture of reading and writing. Our primary purpose is to create and deliver programs that involve and enrich professional, amateur and aspiring writers (and readers) of all ages. Our mission is to promote literature (particularly Australian), enhance the skills of writers, and foster a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the Northern Rivers and beyond.

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Melbourne Writers Festival

August 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

For more than three decades, Melbourne Writers Festival has been bringing together the best writers, thinkers and performers from Australia and around the world to revel in the power of words to unite and inspire us.

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October 2019

Vancouver Writers and Readers Festival

October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them. At the Vancouver Writers Fest we encourage readers of all ages to explore the power of storytelling, and books, through our dozens of events with local and international writers.

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August 2020

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival

August 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival was established in 2008 and is a biennial event. It brings together our regional community of writers and readers with Australian and internationally revered authors and celebrities, who inspire us and feed our literary minds. For national and international visitors, it is a cultural experience that allows them to touch the inspirational heart of the region in an environment of immense natural beauty.

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