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

It’s a wrap!

Thank you for supporting our biggest and most ambitious festival yet, this year held May 29 – June 3, 2024. Celebrating the theme past is present is future is always, 100 authors joined us here on the Central Coast for 80+ sessions across six days and once incredible location.

Browse the Festival Gallery here, and check out the wrap-up post here.

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.

2024 AUTHORS

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Australia’s best

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

THE DIP

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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

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