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

NT Writers’ Centre is a community of writers and storytellers committed to developing and celebrating the diverse literary culture of the NT.

Our Vision

Northern Territory writers are recognised as distinct storytellers in the nation’s literary culture.

Our Programming Approaches

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