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Throughout the year, New South Wales hosts a number of book and writers’ events and festivals. See the list of writers’ events near you!

2. Writers’ Events New South Wales: By Month



Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival: 17 Feb – 25 Feb

Sydney Muslim Writers Festival: 24 Feb

EnQueer Sydney Queer Writers Festival: 23 Feb



Manly Writers Festival: 14 Mar – 16 Mar



Newcastle Writers Festival: 5 Apr – 7 Apr

Writers at the Woolshed: 20 Apr – 21 Apr

Oracles of the Bush: 4 Apr – 7 Apr



Sydney Writers Festival: 8 May – 26 May

Words on the Waves: 29 May – 3 Jun

Kyogle Writers Festival: 17 May – 18 May



Bellingren Readers and Writers Festival: 7 Jun – 9 Jun

Words on the Waves: 29 May – 3 Jun



Byron Writers Festival: Aug

Sydney Jewish Writers Festival: 21 Aug – 25 Aug

Romance Writers of Australia Conference: 16 Aug – 19 Aug



Dubbo Writers Festival run by Outback Writers’ Centre: Sept 

National Young Writers’ Festival: Sept – Oct

Northern Beaches Readers Festival: 27 Sept – 29 Sept

Rose Scott Women’s Writers Festival: Sept

Write around the Murray: 11 Sept – 15 Sept

Bad Sydney Crime Writers Festival: Sept 12 – Sept 14



Book Fair Australia: Typically Oct

Headland Writers Festival: 18 Oct- 20 OCt

National Young Writers’ Festival: Sept – Oct

StoryWeek: Oct

Football Writers’ Festival: 5 – 6 Oct



Blue Mountains Writers Festival: 1 Nov – 3 Nov

True Story Festival, South Coast Writers Festival: 18 Nov – 19 Nov



Australian Literature Festival at the Sea (NSW-TAS): 1 Dec – 16 Dec

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