Overland at the National Young Writers’ Festival

Check out the Overland events at the National Young Writers’ Festival! Taking place in Newcastle from 27 until 30 September.

Workshop: from pitch to publication

10.30am–12pm Saturday 29 September
Elderly Citizens Centre, Newcastle

Overland’s deputy editor Sian Vate and publicity officer Rachael McGuirk will take you through the process of getting published, from writing a stellar pitch to seeing your words on the page. Get the inside scope on what the editors are looking for, and gain a deeper understanding on the political importance of literary journals.

Panel: the good, the bad, and the hot takes

3–4pm Saturday 29 September
Newcastle City Library

Are there too many opinions these days? What makes a good one when it comes to cultural criticism? Overland’s Rachael McGuirk joins three writers who will share their insights on how to break through the noise.

Panel: writers as workers

12–1pm Sunday 30 September
Watt Space Gallery

Join Overland’s Sian Vate for a frank discussion with Jess Cockerill, Kayla MacGillivray and Marisa Wikramanayake on the labour, and labour rights, of those working in the arts, and how to approach an industry built on labours of love.


Check out the whole NYWF program.

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