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Words on the Waves Writers Festival

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Start:Fri 03 Jun 2022
End:Mon 06 Jun 2022
A Must
Parking Available, Public Transport, Toilet on Site, Disabled Facilities
Event will continue in wet weather
Immerse yourself in a festival of stories and ideas on the scenic Central Coast

Join us for fiery debate, brave histories and life-affirming stories with some of Australia’s leading writers, thinkers and artists.

Held on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 across two venues with panoramic coastal views, Umina Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Ocean Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Words on the Waves is the first writers festival to take place on the Central Coast.

Each day features eight author talks and conversations, with festival-goers able to select which sessions they'd most like attend as part of their Day Pass or Weekend Pass. Want to switch venues at the lunch break? It's only a short stroll along the scenic Umina Beach!

Witness cinema icon Bryan Brown spinning crime fiction yarns, hear more about trailblazing busineswoman Wendy McCarthy's life story, be inspired by Uluru Statement from the Heart campaigner Thomas Mayor, and learn more about land management with food critic and TV chef Matthew Evans. Cultural commentator Van Badham will explain the Fake News phenomenon while Charlotte Wood will reveal how to live a creative and fulfilled life. From politics to literature, historical fiction to memoir, there's something for everyone.

In addition to these jam-packed days of conversation, Words on the Waves is also hosting An Evening with Hannah Kent at Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, writing workshops, a Literary Cruise, a Family Fun Day for younger readers and more.

As bestselling author Nikki Gemmell commented at the 2021 event: “This is the most beautiful literary festival in the world!”

Don't miss out, secure your spot at Words on the Waves Writers Festival now.
Ocean Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, 176 The Esplanade, Umina Beach
Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 509 Ocean Beach Rd, Umina Beach
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, 5 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong
Cinema Paradiso, 189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong
Bar Toto, 83/189 Ocean View Rd, Ettalong
Work Collective, 3/322-326 West St (enter via Berith St), Umina Beach
Umina Beach Public School Hall, Sydney Ave, Umina Beach
Woy Woy Library, cnr Blackwall Rd & Oval Ave, Woy Woy
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