NT Writers Festival


About the NT Writers Festival

The NT Writers Festival (NTWF) is a four-day festival celebrating Australia’s cultural and linguistic diversity and bringing people together to share story, language and culture.

Held annually in iconic outdoor locations, the festival alternates between Darwin and Alice Springs. With a thousand miles between locations, the festival shifts from the tropics to the desert, from coastal to inland, from Larrakia to Arrernte Country, creating a character which reflects the diversity – environmental, cultural and social – of the Northern Territory itself. Founded in 1999, NTWF has hosted an impressive array of some of Australia’s most distinguished writers, thinkers and storytellers, including Bruce Pascoe, Kim Mahood, Christos Tsiolkas, Hannah Kent, Trent Dalton, Rick Morton, Larissa Behrendt and Alexis Wright.

‘The perfect small festival…exactly the right atmosphere to explore big and complex ideas in the company of generous minds. All in a location reminding us that stories are the foundation of every civilisation.’ – Morris Gleitzman


The 2024 NT Writers Festival takes place from 27-30 June at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT in Darwin on lush Larrakia land, and explores the theme of reverberations.

2024 NT Writers Festival

The 2024 NT Writers Festival program has launched and tickets are on sale! Explore four days of talks, performances, workshops, immersive events and children’s programs exploring the theme of reverberations. With a brilliant lineup of over 100 artists, this year’s festival is a literary gathering sure to nourish your soul, expand your mind, and entertain and engage you! Early bird passes are on sale until 27 May, so get in quick to make sure you don’t miss out on the best value way to see plenty of great festival events.

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If you are interested in partnering with us on the 2024 NT Writers Festival, please contact festival@ntwriters.com.au. To find our more about the benefits of sponsorship, download our latest sponsorship package.


Photos in gallery above: Campfire Stories (Oliver Eclipse Photography); Alice Bishop (Milly Moments Photography); Vessels & Stories (Tim Nicol Photography); Roanna Gonsalves (Anna Cadden); Trent Dalton and Liz Trevaskis (Paz Tassone); Words on the Wharf (Paz Tassone); Eunice Andrada (Oliver Eclipse).