7-10 September 2017

Dunedin Ōtepoti


NZYWF 2017

Lock it in: 7 -10 September 2017 in Ōtepoti Dunedin ... programme will magically appear here four weeks prior.

NZYWF 2016 

Festival Guide (PDF) 


NZYWF 2015 

Festival Guide (PDF) 



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New Zealand Young Writers Festival, 7-10 September 2017

Proudly presented by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust

Join scribes of all stripes in Dunedin annually for the New Zealand Young Writers Festival. Playwrights and poets; comedians and historians; critics and consciences. Held in the heart of Dunedin - UNESCO City of Literature, produced by the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust and with support from Creative New Zealand and Phantom Billstickers, each festival includes workshops, performances, panel discussions and bookish social festivities. 



All events are free to attend
All events (except for workshops) will be seated first-come, first-served basis and no tickets or bookings will be taken. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Arrive early to avoid missing out!

All workshops require registration. To register your interest in attending a workshop please email your full name, phone number and workshop title to

We will contact you to confirm your registration.