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NAWGFest 2018: General Information

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

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

Welcome to the NAWGFest 2018 page. Here you'll find information about this open festival of writing and details of how to book. Full details can be found in our brochure.

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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.

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.

It's an open festival, so all are welcome to join us. Don't be shy we are a friendly group.

Festival Dates

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

  •   Friday 31st August 2018,
  • Saturday 1st September 2018,
  •   Sunday 2nd September 2018.

There's also a festival timetable here on the website.

Festival Venue

Following the success of previous years, this year's festival will once again be 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 will be a wide variety of additional activities you can take part in. Details are also shown in our brochure.

Tutors and Speakers

There is a list of our tutors available, which can also be found in the brochure.

Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony

One of the highlights of the festival, is the Gala Dinner on Saturday evening. This is followed by an entertaining after-dinner talk and then the Awards Ceremony, where the winners of the 2018 NAWG members' competitions will be 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.

NAWGFest 2018

Previous Event

Full Brochure


40 pages A5

(includes booking form)

NAWGFest 2018

Previous Event

Booking Form


2 pages A4


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.

Document Description Links
Please note that the documents listed below are for NAWGFest 2018, not the forthcoming festival.
Brochure The full brochure for 2018, including booking form. ViewPDFWord
Festival timetable Workshops, talks, activities, meal times. ViewPDFWord
Booking form For 2018 bookings. ViewPDFWord
Mini-tale form Entry form for the 100 words mini-tales festival competition. ViewPDFWord
Campus map Map of the University of Warwick campus. ViewDownload
As above but with electric vehicle charging points shown. ViewDownload
Please note that the documents listed below are for NAWGFest 2017, not the forthcoming festival.
Delegate instructions Conference delegate joining instructions from UoW. ViewPDF
FAQ Frequently asked questions from UoW. ViewPDF
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