NT Writers' Festival tickets now on sale

Excitement is building for the NT Writers’ Festival (NTWF), with tickets now on sale for the iconic Territory event.

Held alternately between the Top End and the Red Centre, this year the NTWF will be presented in Alice Springs over four days from 26-29 August with a packed program of fascinating discussions, performances, readings, walks and immersive experiences.

NT Writers Festival Artistic Director Dani Powell said this year’s event speaks to our interconnectedness – with each other and with all life on Earth.

“There are so many writers speaking to these themes and the NTWF is a perfect way to bring the best minds together as we grapple with our changing world,” she said.

Some of the nation’s top writers will be joined by an impressive contingent of Territory storytellers at the Festival which embraces all forms of storytelling including written and spoken word, theatre, film, dance, song and visual art.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Anpernirrentye / Everything is connected’, which describes the Arrernte relationship system, and maps connections between people, animals, land, language and culture.

Plans for the NTWF include an extensive schools program that will see students learn from established authors and, for the first time, a two-week NTWF Writer’s Residency for two Alice Springs writers.

To find out more about the festival, visit www.ntwriters.com.au.

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