NAWGFest 2018: Activities & Extras

In addition to the main workshops and talks, there'll be other activities and extras for you at NAWGFest 2018.

Open Mic (five minutes of stardom)

Friday 8:30 pm in the Chancellors Suite

Calling poets, short prose writers and performance artists of all kinds. Have you got a story you want to tell, a poem you want to read, a song you want to sing or jokes you want to share? We need your talent for our Friday night Open Mic event. New last year, but a roaring success.

Book a slot for The Open Mic and be on stage at approximately 8:30 pm after the evening meal in the Rootes Restaurant – just up the stairs to the Chancellor's Suite. Forms for you to reserve a spot, will be on the reception desk when you arrive, or ask one of the committee or helpers, to book a slot and put your voice where your words are!

Book Stall

Published authors may leave their books to be sold in a dedicated area for book sales in the Humanities building. There is no commission on sales for NAWG members. Delegates who are not members may sell books with a 10% charge payable to NAWG on all sales. You will be able to take your books over on Friday afternoon if you wish. The building will be locked at night. If you require more security you may move your books to a locked room overnight, but this will be your responsibility.

Please note: every copy of each book should have a piece of paper inside, stating clearly the name of the book, the author’s name and the price. Books without this sheet of paper will not be accepted.

Book Readings

On Saturday morning from 11:30 am there will be an opportunity to hear readings from NAWG members who are published authors. Should you wish to read from your book, you can register your interest at the NAWG table.

The readings will be (approximately) between 12 noon and 1:00 pm in room 60.

Grand Raffle

Tickets for the Grand Raffle will be on sale throughout Friday and until lunchtime on Saturday. The draw will take place after the Annual General Meeting in Humanities R52.

All drawn prizes will be noted for collection later if you miss coming.

Mini-Tales Competition

Not to be confused with our on-going open mini-tales competition…

Each year at the festival, we hold an extra Mini-Tales competition. You may compose a one-hundred-word story during your stay and enter it to be judged in time for the Awards Ceremony after the Gala Dinner.

  • You'll receive an entry form when you book.
  • Entries must be in by 3:00 pm on the Saturday. A box to receive entries will be available on the reception desk, in the Humanities building.
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