About the Festival

Words on the Waves Writers Festival is a two-day celebration of words and ideas set on the scenic Central Coast, NSW, Australia.

It will launch June 12 – 13, 2021.

Please join us for energising conversations, book signings with your favourite authors, workshops, a kids’ program and more.

Especially designed for school groups

Words on the Waves will also present a day dedicated to children and young adult readers as part of the Schools Program on Friday June 11, 2021.

With a fantastic line up of well-known children’s authors and an opening address given by the Australian Children’s Laureate, kids will be abuzz with new ideas and creative inspiration.


Words on the Waves @ Wagstaffe

An Evening with Meg & Tom Keneally

Please join us for our first WOW Festival event on Saturday 27th March 2021 at the wonderful Wagstaff Hall on the Central Coast.


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 at a festival precinct in Umina Beach.


Words on the Waves – who, what, where & why

Words on the Waves – who, what, where & why

All the information you’ll need to plan your festival experience, including accessibility, venue, ticketing and 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.