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

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

The inaugural Words on the Waves Writers Festival was held on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, 11 – 14 June 2021, and its second outing is scheduled for 3 – 5 June 2022. Join us for storytelling and conversations, book signings with your favourite authors, workshops, a literary cruise and a bookish movie screening, a kids’ program and more.


About the Festival

The Central Coast’s first literary festival

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



Celebrating culture & community

In a time when arts funding has been cut and the urge for human connection and cultural enrichment is stronger than ever, your support is invaluable.

2022 DATES


Our second outing, double the excitement

As with our inaugural outing, we will be hosting a memorable array of intimate conversations and panels, as well as special events such as a literary cruise, writing workshops, a cinema screening, family fun days and much 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.