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

Bringing a world class writers’ festival to the Central Coast.

The inaugural Words on the Waves Writers Festival will be held on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, 12 – 13 June 2021. Join us for storytelling and energising conversations, book signings with your favourite authors, workshops, a kids’ program and more.


About the Festival

Celebrating culture & literature

Bringing together a diverse range of authors and illustrators to celebrate writing, literature, and Australia’s cultural and environmental future.


Especially designed for school groups

Especially designed for school groups

Presented in partnership with SCBWI, our Schools Program will take place on Friday June 11 in Umina Beach. It offers a wonderful opportunity for students to meet their favourite authors and illustrators, and get creative with hands-on writing and illustration workshops.


Words on the Waves @ Wagstaffe

A one-day literary event at Wagstaffe Hall 27 March 2021

Hosted by The Bouddi Society in support of Words on the Waves Writers Festival, with special guests Tom & Meg Keneally, Judy Nunn, Vicki Hastrich, Andrew Kwong & more.


Support our first Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.