Tickets for a program of fascinating discussions, performances, readings, walks and immersive experiences are now available.
Following the launch of the Northern Territory Writers' Festival at DuYu Coffee Roasters in Alice Springs on Thursday, July 22, tickets for the event are now on sale.
Held alternately between the Top End and the Red Centre, this year the NTWF will be presented in Alice Springs over four days from August 26-29.
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech said the NT Writers' Festival is a fabulous showcase of the Territory's literary culture which brings people together from across our community.
"The Territory is home to some fabulous stories and very talented authors, both established and budding and this event is the ideal place to gather inspiration," Ms Paech said.
"People head to the festival from across Australia to celebrate the art of storytelling, and there is always something for everyone including workshops; screen readings; music and stories under the night sky; and children's story-time sessions."
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.
Festival Artistic Director, Dani Powell said the event has shaped and grown from year to year.
"Over the years we have been developing a writers' festival shaped by place, so that people not only get to hear from an incredible line-up of writers from across the NT and Australia, but can also immerse themselves in the beauty of this desert environment and come to appreciate the linguistic and cultural diversity of the region," Ms Powell said.
"In the midst of the environmental and social upheaval of recent years, this year's festival theme 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."
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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, please visit: www.ntwriters.com.au.
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