Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2024
Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2024

Immerse yourself in a festival of stories and ideas on the scenic Central Coast

Announcing our 2024 festival dates as May 29 – June 3.

Our Main Program and Tickets are now live!

And the details for our exciting new venue and program stream The Dip have also been revealed. Dive in!

Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia. With author talks and panels, as well as evening conversation events, writing workshops, local book launches, a literary cruise, family fun day, schools program and more, the festival offers a diverse range of high quality literary events for both the Central Coast community and visitors to the area.



Australia’s best

We are excited to reveal the brilliant authors and journalists joining us for the 2024 festival program.



New program stream

Accessible, short-form author talks for curious humans held on Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2 at a new festival marquee.


About Us

More about Words on the Waves

The Central Coast’s first – and only – writers’ festival.