The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle.

NYWF takes place over the New South Wales’ Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. The 2017 dates are: September 28 and October 1.

NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more.

NYWF gives young writers a place to present their work and share ideas, to learn about the industry in which they write and to meet with like-minded people in a friendly festival atmosphere. NYWF is a co-presenter of This is Not Art.