Festival Postponed!

Due to unforeseen circumstances .... we have had to postpone the second annual NZYWF until 1- 4 September 2016.

Official 2016 Programme due here early August.

Download a PDF of our 2015 programme HERE.


We'll send out regular updates leading up to & during the festival

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Scribes of all stripes will gather in Dunedin this July, for the second annual 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, the festival will include workshops, performances, panel discussions and bookish social festivities. 

Download a PDF of our 2015 programme HERE.


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.


Festival Office 26 Princes Street