October Writing Events

26th September 2017

It’s nearing the end of September already and we’re speeding towards Christmas at a frightening pace. The good news is, there’s still a few more days to enter those competitions closing at the end of the month, you can find details of those here and here. The other great news is that October is a cracking month for writing festivals and events, check them out below. ​

Writing Festivals


If, like us, you’ve been wondering, ‘why isn’t there a festival in Australia devoted to celebrating Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing?’ then you’re in luck. Boundless, held at the Bankstown Art Centre on Saturday, 28 October, is the first ever festival focused on showcasing Australian writing’s rich multiculturalism and Indigenous heritage. The festival line-up features well-known writers such as Benjamin Law, Markus Zusak and many more. You can register to attend through their website. ​

Tasmanian Poetry Festival

We mentioned this great event in last week’s Writers’ Hub update, so you can head over there for all the details. ​

EWF Digital Writers’ Festival

Many of our readers would have been aware, or even attended, the Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne earlier in the year. If you couldn’t make it, then don’t despair, the Digital Writers’ Festival is a series of online-first events and workshops that can be accessed from anywhere in Australia. The festival will run from 24 October until 3 November. Keep an eye on their website for more details on how to get involved. ​​

Adelaide Festival of Children’s Books

Adelaide are hosting their first ever Festival of Children’s Books at Carrick Hill on Sunday 22 October. The event will feature talks aimed at children aged 4–12 as well as the launch of a new book by Garth Nix and Sean Williams, Have Sword, Will Travel. Head on over to their website for details.