Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2024 – Buy Tickets

2024 Festival Program • May 29 – June 3, 2024

Early Bird Tickets

Early Bird Discount available until April 6. More Program & Ticket Releases late April.

Weekend Pass 2024

Weekend Pass

Submerge yourself in a weekend of life-changing conversations and roving exploration.

The Weekend Pass is the best value, entitling you access to eight (8) sessions across two days, Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4, and two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC. You receive nearly a $20 discount when buying a Weekend Pass!

Saturday Pass 2024

Saturday Pass

Plunge into a day’s worth of probing inquiry and playful story-sharing with your Saturday June 3 Pass, entitling you to four (4) sessions across two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC.

Highlights include:

  • On Kindness with Kath Koschel
  • Everything and Nothing with Heather Mitchell
  • Thriller Instinct with Petronella McGovern, Dinuka McKenzie and JP Pomare
  • & more
Sunday Pass 2024

Sunday Pass

Relish a series of stirring observations and timely author talks with this Sunday June 4 Pass, entitling you to four (4) sessions across two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC.

Highlights include:

  • Sin City with Louis Nowra, Mandy Sayer and Fiona Kelly McGregor
  • Small Town Secrets with Holly Throsby and Julie Janson
  • Outsiders & Outcasts with Pip Williams and Eleanor Limprecht

Workshops

Saturday Professional Development

Saturday June 3 – Professional Development

Introducing Writing Up Stream: a Professional Development Day in partnership with Faber Academy and Writing NSW, featuring an Inside Publishing Panel, Editing Workshop with Ellen O’Brien, and Novel Workshop with Eleanor Limprecht.

Panel: Inside Publishing
Workshop: How to Edit Your Work
Workshop: Novel Starter