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Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure

Woollongong Writers Festival announces closure

Today the Wollongong Writers Festival have announced their closure due to lack of funds. In a statement released by the board of direction, the decision 'follows the loss of funding from our majour supporter, Create NSW.'

First established in 2013, the Wollongong Writers Festival was a not-for-profit organisation run by a small group of book lovers, who wanted to foster and support the arts within their regional community. The annual festival ran a diverse range of events and authors, including Tony Birch, Tara June Winch and Helen Garner.

In their statement, the festival's board of directors said, 'It has been an honour presenting Wollongong Writers Festival and we will be forever grateful to the Wollongong literary community, our artists, our staff and volunteers, our funding bodies and other supporters and our audiences for helping us to bring the world to Wollongong and share the stories of Wollongong with the world.'