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NAWGFest 2016: Details

Please note that the information given here relates to a previous event.

You can visit our NAWGFest main page for the latest information.

Festival Information

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.

Drinks at the festival

Group photo at pre-dinner drinks, NAWGFest 2016.

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.

There's more general information about the festival on the main page.

Report & Photos

You can read the chairman's report on the festival, as printed in the October edition of Link magazine. There are also a selection of photographs from the event.

Festival Dates

The full schedule is given in the brochure, but the dates were:

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September 2016.

You can also view the festival timetable here on the website.

Festival Venue

Following the success of previous years, this year's festival was once again held at the University of Warwick.

Workshops and Talks

The workshops and talks are listed in our festival brochure and here on the website.


In addition to the main workshops and lectures, there were a wide variety of additional activities to take part in. Details are shown here on the website and in our brochure.

Tutors and Speakers

Photo: talk by Steve Bowkett

Talk by Steve Bowkett

Here's a quick list of our tutors and speakers for 2016.

  • Gervase Phinn
  • Della Galton
  • Stephen Booth
  • Steve Bowkett
  • Adam Strickson
  • Marvin Close
  • Stuart Gibbon
  • Joyce Worsfold

Full details are here and in the brochure.

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

One of the highlights of the festival, was the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening. You can see some photographs from last year's dinner in Pam's write-up. This was followed by the Awards Ceremony, where the winners of the 2016 NAWG members' competitions were announced.

This year, Professor Gervase Phinn entertained us with an after-dinner talk.

Festival Prices

For full details on festival prices, please click here.

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