About Us


Developing Stories Since 1997

NT Writers’ Centre supports, develops and showcases vibrant writing and storytelling in the Northern Territory – celebrating the unique contribution of NT stories and storytellers to Australia’s cultural identity.

Our cornerstone event – the NT Writers Festival – is the Northern Territory’s premier literary showcase. Held alternately in Mparntwe | Alice Springs and Garrmalang | Darwin, it is a festival like no other: bringing readers, writers and storytellers together in an annual celebration of ideas, words, stories and languages that showcases our unique NT culture and rich First Nations heritage.

We also deliver a year-round development program, events and member services that support and develop writers of all genres at all stages of their careers.

Our programs aim to unearth new talent, provide development opportunities, and amplify First Nations and diverse NT voices and stories.

In everything we do, the NT Writers’ Centre aims to provide a hub for all readers and writers, and for those interested in ideas, culture, stories and language.

Our Purpose & Vision

Our Purpose

To bring people together to share story, language and culture and to support and celebrate Northern Territory writers and stories.

Our Vision

Writing and storytelling are valued as vital parts of the Northern Territory’s arts and cultural landscape. The region’s diverse communities are proud of the stories that are shaped by this unique place, and are empowered to share their own.

Our Values

First Peoples First





Our Key Programs
Our Team

Our Board


Vice President

Regional Vice President



Public Officer

Ordinary Member

Ordinary Member

Ordinary Member

Our Staff

Executive Director

Artistic Director

Program Officer, Darwin

Program Officer, Alice Springs