Wollongong Writers Festival

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

22 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019

Wollongong Writers Festival, a celebration of stories, art and ideas on the NSW South Coast, is excited to announce one of its most lit line ups of authors, poets, journalists, artists, comedians and musicians for its seventh annual festival this November.

The theme of this year’s festival is All Lit Up. Writers from across Australia will gather at Wollongong Art Gallery to celebrate the power of writing and art for illuminating topics that have been silenced, have stigma attached to them, or need to be spoken about in new and more complex ways.

Festival Director Chloe Higgins has curated a diverse range of voices and events for shining a light on subjects that would otherwise remain in the dark, including Benjamin Law tackling the big topics of sex, death, money, religion and politics with Clementine Ford, Stephanie Wood and Jess Hill.

Behrouz Boochani, author of No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison, will be in conversation with author Mark Isaacs via Skype. Bri Lee and Tony Birch will be on a panel on crime and punishment. Charlotte Wood will be discussing her novel, The Weekend.

Visit their website to download the program and grab your tickets.


Disabled access available Family Friendly

Event Times

22 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019

Annual Event


Wollongong Art Gallery

Corner Kembla and Burelli Streets Wollongong, Wollongong, 2500

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Sovereign Inn Newcastle

Sovereign Inn Wollongong

Figtree, Wollongong


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Quest Wollongong

Quest Wollongong


Rooom Shot

Sky Accommodation


Normandie Motel and Function Centre

Normandie Motel and Function Centre

North Wollongong, Wollongong

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