If you’re within reach of Newcastle, NSW, don’t miss the National Young Writers Festival 2007 which kicks off tomorrow with the promise that ‘Several thousand of the country’s most challenging and original young minds will descend…for a five day creative bender.’  (There’s also quite a lot of encouraging talk about ginger beer!)

Now in its 10th year, the NYWF is part of the This it Not Art festival which provides a complete creative mix with a bevy of musicians, artists, journalists and performers converging for lively and challenging debate, workshops, performances and parties!

The organising team stress that they are as much a ‘festival of ideas, as a festival of writers’, so along with novels, poetry, non-fiction and script-writing, you’ll also find events on comics, zines, experimental theatre and much more.

The festival is open to everyone and most events are completely free, so if you have a love of writing and are after a ‘damn good time’ you can just turn up as the mood takes you! It runs from 27 September until 1 October and you can find all the information you could possibly need Write here!

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