Welcome to Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. Word for Word is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions.

Nyaal (Open Your Eyes).
Nyaal is a word in the language of the Wadawurrung people, the Traditional Owners of the land on which our festival takes place from 15-17 November at Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. Nyaal pays tribute to their language and culture and is also an invitation to open our own eyes to the issues and topics that affect us, both as Australians and global citizens.