where the stories are


Wollongong Writers Festival is a not-for-profit arts organisation devoted to stories. Our program of free and ticketed events runs annually over the final weekend in November, when we unleash literature, art and ideas on our seaside city of Wollongong on the south coast of New South Wales. We curate a diverse array of experiences, including panels, readings, workshops, interactive performances, music and spoken word events.

Founded on the principles of diversity, access and participation, we showcase local and national writers, artists and thinkers to bring the world to Wollongong, and share the stories of Wollongong with the world.

We are also home to an international short story competition, which you can learn more about here.

Our 2019 program will be announced on October 11, 2019. Follow us on social media or subscribe to our email newsletter for updates.


Our team

Director Chloe Higgins

Development intern Meg Goodfellow

Marketing & Communications Manager Sara Rich

Communications Intern Caitlin White

Communication Intern Larissa Bek

Short Story Prize & Kids Program Coordinator Adara Enthaler

Fundraising Coordinator Amelia Smits

Program Intern Dayle Beazley


our board

Chairperson Chloe Higgins

Vice Chairperson Hayley Scrivenor

Treasurer Diane Robson

Secretary Sara Rich

General Member Friederike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis

General Member Lorin Elizabeth