Writers’ Festivals in 2022

Fill your arts calendar with these writers’ festivals and literary programs.

Writers’ festivals changed over the course of 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many pivoting to an online model. In 2022, a hybrid model of online and live events is popular, allowing more people to attend events without leaving home. Here are our festival highlights to add to your calendar.

Please note, as of time of publication (mid-January) some festivals have yet to confirm or release their dates.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on