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Take the 2024 Survey

Share your feedback with us on the 2024 event, and go in the running to win a Double Weekend Pass to the 2025 festival valued at $320. Click on the image below to enter ‘full screen’ mode to fill in the Survey, or else complete directly on the Jotform platform. Thank you for your time!

Best-Loved Books of 2023

We love this time of year, when we all get to pause and ponder the reads that made us swoon in the past 12 months.  Some of these authors were Words on the Waves Writers Festival guests (and shhh, some might be joining as guests in the future!), but more importantly, these are the books […]

Book Launch EOIs Now Open for 2024

“Fabulous opportunity for local authors to spread the word about their books. Wonderful events bringing like-minded people together. I could not have organised a launch as good as the one I received. The publicity was fantastic. The organisation was flawless. Just brilliant.” – 2023 [...]

What We’ve Been Reading

As you can imagine, we do a lot of reading here at the Words on the Waves Writers Festival HQ. Not only do we have to in order to program the myriad events that take place over the festival (browse what 2023 entailed here), but of course we also want to. Many of the festival […]

Author Spotlight: Todd Alexander

In partnership with COAST Publishing, we asked some of your favorite Words on the Waves authors burning questions about their writing process, inspirations, what they’re most looking forward to at the festival and more… This instalment, we’re excited to introduce you to Todd [...]

Author Spotlight: Eleanor Limprecht

In partnership with COAST Publishing, we asked some of your favorite Words on the Waves authors burning questions about their writing process, inspirations, what they’re most looking forward to at the festival and more… We’re excited to introduce you to the first author in the [...]

Accommodation Deal for Words on the Waves

ACCOMMODATION DEAL! Thanks to our Preferred Accommodation Partner Beach Retreats Central Coast, if you are travelling to the Central Coast for Words on the Waves you can take advantage of a special deal at one of their stunning properties! Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 from Wednesday May [...]

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Support our 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.

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