NAWGFest 2016

Welcome to the NAWGFest 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.

So what are you waiting for? Put the dates 2nd—4th September 2016 in your diary now.

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What is the Festival?

On the weekend after the August Bank Holiday, both NAWG members and like-minded writers with a broad spectrum of abilities, get together for an exceptional weekend, focussed on improving their writing.

It will be a memorable weekend, which includes the use of: a fitness suite, a heated swimming pool, and workshops in state of the art classrooms. Meals created by a top chef and excellent en-suite facilities with showers.

Click here for Pam's report on the 2015 festival.

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 2nd September 2016,

Saturday 3rd September 2016,

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 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 shown here on the website and in our brochure.

Tutors and Speakers

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 and Awards Ceremony

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

This year, Professor Gervase Phinn will be entertaining us with an after-dinner talk.

Booking for the Festival

To book your place for NAWGFest 2016, please click here for full instructions and a downloadable form.

Paying for the Festival

For full details on festival prices and accepted payment methods, please click here.

Further Information & Brochure

NAWGFest 2016

Full Brochure


PDF: 28 pages + cover

(includes booking form)

NAWGFest 2016

Booking Form


PDF: 4 pages


Please note that the full brochure contains a single booking form inside.

Lost Documents?

If you've lost any of your NAWGFest 2016 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
Delegate instructions Conference delegate joining instructions from UoW. ViewDownload
FAQ Frequently asked questions from UoW. ViewDownload
Festival timetable Workshops, talks, activities, meal times. ViewDownload
Campus map Map of the University of Warwick campus. ViewDownload
Mini-tale form Entry form for the 100 words mini-tales competition. ViewDownload
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Competition & Mentorships

We are proud to be associated with the Highlands & Islands Short Story Association.