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NT Writers' Festival 2017

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Meet writers, storytellers, poets and performers from the Northern Territory and beyond at the NT Writers' Festival 2017.

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NT Writers' Festival 2017 runs from 18 May until 21 May 2017. There will be classes, lessons and workshops, alongside festivals and celebrations.

Since 1998, the NT Writers' Centre has presented the NT Writers' Festival annually, alternating between Darwin (Wordstorm) and Alice Springs. With a thousand miles between locations, the festival shifts from the tropics to the desert, reflecting the environmental, cultural and social diversity of the Northern Territory. The Festival is unique in Australia for profiling Indigenous Australian, South-East Asian and Northern Territory voices.

One of the highlights of the NT Writers' Festival 2017 is NT Literary Awards. The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the achievements of a wide range of emerging Northern Territory (NT) writers. There are seven categories with a prize pool of more than $5000! Click here to view the categories.

There will be also Visual Storytelling with Agustinus Wibowo, an Indonesian travel writer and photographer. At this event, you can learn how to tell your story through the lens. Agustinus show you how to create a photographic essay, including how to frame, compose and discover narratives.

Agustinus Wibowo started a 'Grand Overland Journey' in 2005 from Beijing and dreamed of reaching South Africa totally by land. His journey took him across South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran and ex-Soviet Central Asian republics. His third book Zero: When the Journey Takes You Home, pioneered a new genre in Indonesian travel literature.

Agustinus Wibowo's workshop will be held in Darwin on Saturday 27 May 2017 from 10am-1pm at the Frog Hollow Conference Room, 56 McMinn Street.

Darwin City Library will livestream the NT Writers' Festival on Saturday 20th May 2017 from 9am until 5.15pm. To participate in the Q&A live, please SMS your questions, beginning with your name and location to 0475 918 400.

For further information, please contact Darwin NT Writers' Festival Head Office (08) 8941 2651 or email at

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Why? Meet writers, songwomen, storytellers, poets and performers from the Northern Territory and beyond
When: 18 - 21 May 2017
Phone: (08) 8941 2651
Where: Alice Spring, Darwin and in between
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