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.



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.


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