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.
To bring people together to share story, language and culture and to support and celebrate Northern Territory writers and stories.
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.
First Peoples First
NT Writers Festival
Bringing people together to share story, language and culture, the NT Writers Festival is a four-day festival shaped by place, that speaks to and from the heart of Australia and the Northern Territory. The festival is held annually, alternating between Darwin and Alice Springs.
Our annual magazine for members offers NT writers publication opportunities for reviews, literary criticism, poetry and fiction.
Membership and enews
NT Writers Centre produces a fortnightly newsletter packed with reviews, information and resources. Our membership program offers additional services and opportunities, including discounted tickets to events and workshops.