National Young Writers' Festival Seeking Contributors [10.04.2012]
If you are young, write things, and are living and breathing anywhere in Australia right now, then YOU should be a part of the 2012 National Young Writers’ Festival.
Each Labour Day long weekend, hundreds of emerging and established young writers from around Australia fill Newcastle’s empty spaces to take part in the National Young Writers’ Festival, before limping home with a trillion new brain cells and a mild hangover.
This year, the festival welcomes two new directors to the team: sports writer, poet and Going Down Swinging editor Geoff Lemon, and writer and Penguin Plays Rough curator Pip Smith. Geoff and Pip, together with 2011 veteran co-director Ben Jenkins, are gearing up to curate a programme which will have its punters buzzing with new ideas, stocked up on new skills, and clued in to what’s happening right now in Australia’s writing and publishing communities. But in order to put together the best festival they possibly can, they need your submissions and ideas.
In addition to the festival’s usual smorgasbord of panels, readings and events, the directors of the 2012 NYWF are going to throw the spotlight on what’s getting Australia’s many writing communities most excited, with the inauguration of four new initiatives:
If you have any ideas for events, projects, workshops, or discussions that might support or compliment the above, or if you’d just like to be considered as a participating artist, please fill in our online submission form before March 31 at youngwritersfestival.org, and help make the 2012 National Young Writers’ Festival everything you want it to be.
It’s time for us to build our 2012 team!
We’re looking for comrades to head up our Marketing, Staple Manor (NYWF hub), Volunteers’ and Production teams, and we’re also recruiting for our next Festival Coordinator to steer the good ship NYWF in 2013/14. The new Festival Coordinator will come and work along side Zoe Norton Lodge this year, before taking over the wheel.
If you’d like to know more about the roles above, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for position descriptions.
All the best, The 2012 NYWF Team.!