Welcome to the NAWGFest area. Here you'll find general information about the festival. There are also plenty of links to pages with more detailed information.
↑ Festival Dates
Here are the NAWGFest dates. You can click on the event titles for more details.
|Event||Dates||Venue||Notes & Highlights|
|NAWGFest 2019||Please see the live website for details.|
|NAWGFest 2018||31st Aug — 2nd Sep.||University of Warwick||The most recent festival. After-dinner speaker was Milly Johnson.|
|NAWGFest 2017||1st—3rd Sep.||University of Warwick||After-dinner speaker was Peter Robinson.|
|NAWGFest 2016||2nd—4th Sep.||University of Warwick||After-dinner speaker was Gervase Phinn.|
|Festival 2015||4th—6th Sep.||University of Warwick||Welcome reception by Lady Emma & Lord Julian Fellowes. After-dinner speaker was Lynne Hackles.|
|Festival 2014||29th—31st Aug.||University of Warwick||After-dinner speaker was David Nobbs.|
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|Festival 2012||?||University of Nottingham|
|Festival 2011||?||University of Nottingham|
|Festival 2002||?||University of Durham|
↑ What is the Festival?
On the weekend after the August Bank Holiday, like-minded writers with a broad spectrum of abilities, get together for an exceptional weekend, focussed on improving their writing.
The festival provides:
- Opportunities to network with writers, agents & publishers.
- Workshops run by professional tutors, to improve your writing.
- All meals, including our annual Gala Dinner – a highly entertaining evening.
- Awards ceremony for competition prize winners.
It's an open festival, so all are welcome to join us. Don't be shy we are a friendly group.
↑ Festival Venue
Here are the venues for the events. Follow the links for more details.
- University of Warwick: where we've held the most recent festivals. We'll be going back there for the next one.
- University of Nottingham: where previous festivals took place.
↑ Workshops & Talks
The main educational components of NAWGFest are the tutored workshops. The format of these varies slightly from year to year, but you'll have a wide range of sessions to choose from.
In addition, there will be free talks to attend, if you wish.
In addition to the main workshops and lectures, there will be a wide variety of additional activities you can take part in. Previous festivals' activities have included:
- Open Mic session – your five minutes of fame,
- Marketplace for selling books and other items,
- Meet the author; readings from books,
- Mini-tales competition,
- Grand raffle.
↑ Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony
One of the highlights of the festival is the Gala Dinner and its related entertainment, which takes place on the Saturday evening.
Following the dinner, is the After-dinner Talk. Each year we have a different guest speaker to entertain us.
Then we have the Awards Ceremony, where the winners of the NAWG members' competitions are announced.
↑ Brochure & Booking
There's a great deal of useful information in our festival brochure, which you can download using the links below. Note that the brochure also contains a single booking form. If you don't want the brochure, or require additional booking forms, then you can download them separately.
↑ Prices & Payment
Please see our full price list for details on how much it costs and how you can pay.
In summary, there are three ways to pay:
- Online using PayPal.
- By posting us a cheque with your booking form.
- By bank transfer using BACS.
Full details of the payment options are given in the price list.
If you've lost any of your NAWGFest documents, then don't worry, help is at hand. You can download them again from here, ready to print out or use on your mobile devices.
|Please note that the documents listed below are for NAWGFest 2018, not the forthcoming festival.|
|Brochure||The full brochure for 2018, including booking form.||View • PDF • Word|
|Festival timetable||Workshops, talks, activities, meal times.||View • PDF • Word|
|Booking form||For 2018 bookings.||View • PDF • Word|
|Mini-tale form||Entry form for the 100 words mini-tales festival competition.||View • PDF • Word|
|Campus map||Map of the University of Warwick campus.||View • Download|
|As above but with electric vehicle charging points shown.||View • Download|
|Please note that the documents listed below are for NAWGFest 2017, not the forthcoming festival.|
|Delegate instructions||Conference delegate joining instructions from UoW.||View • PDF|
|FAQ||Frequently asked questions from UoW.||View • PDF|
|Posted by:||Pam Fish||Date:||September 8, 2016 4:03 pm|
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