Garth Nix joins the Younger Young Writers Program


Garth Nix - YYWP


The Express Media Award winning Younger Young Writers’ Program (YYWP) is back for another barnstorming year. The YYWP is a series of events for young writers (aged 13-17 years old) at the very beginning of their career paths. Starting in September and finishing in November, the YYWP will connect writers online and open up the National Young Writers’ Festival for young people unable to attend the October long weekend program in Newcastle.

This year the program is even bigger and better, with support from the wonderful Centre for Youth Literature, this years participants will have access to exclusive programs run by YA author Will Kostakis as well as discussion with fantasy legend Garth Nix.

The program helps young writers develop their own voice with:

  • A series of activities and videos leading up to the festival,
  • A comprehensive writing program led by emerging writers in Newcastle and online, and
  • By working closely with a NYWF mentor to get their stories out into the world.

The National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in Newcastle, New South Wales, over the Labour Day Holiday Weekend, which this year falls from October 2 to 5. It is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms.

Full details of the program’s aims and requirements, as well as a FAQ, can be found on the program’s entry form. For more information or expressions of interest visit the YYWP website before September 18.

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