The National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) occurs annually in the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, over the New South Wales' Labour Day Holiday Weekend in late September/early October. It 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. NYWF presents 'writing' in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances and readings. 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.
DATE: SUNDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2010
The venue is wheelchair accessible, has access to a larger number of toilet facilities than last year (we listened!) and there will be several food and drink stalls to service your hunger needs. Tables are 2.4m in size and will come set up, but without covering so we recommend bringing a tablecloth to jazz up your table. As with other years, you will be required to hold current Public Liability insurance to have a stall at the Sunday Fair. If you have current Public Liability Insurance, please send a copy of your Certificate of Currency via email to Susy Pow (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, pop it in the mail to Susy Pow, The Octapod Association, 3/231 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300. If you do not hold insurance, you can be covered by the Octapod Association's policy by becoming a member of the association ($5 concession, $10 waged). Print out the membership form and send it to the attention of Susy Pow, The Octapod Association, 3/231 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300. Payment can be made through cheque, money order or contact Susy Pow for bank details. The ability to obtain Octapod membership will also be available on the day, though it would be much appreciated for you to fulfil this requirement well before the day!
There are a limited number of tables available at no cost to zinemakers. As a zinemaker, you will automatically be offered a half table (because sharing is caring) though some larger collaborative groups and distros can ask for a full table. If zinemakers would like a second table, this will come at a cost of $20/half table and $40/full table.
Artists, crafters and others wishing to get a table will be offered one at a cost of $20/half table or $40/full table. You may use the area behind your table according to your needs but please ensure you are respectful of surrounding stallholders.
Payment for your stall can be finalised prior to the day. You will be notified of payment details once we have received your table booking request.
We expect to be fully booked this year so please get your table booking request to us ASAP.
Booking requests close 22 September.
Got a question? Email Susy Pow email@example.com