Sydney Writer's Festival

Sydney Writer's Festival

For lovers of books and the people who write them, the Sydney Writer’s Festival is on again with another stellar literary line-up.

Starting on May 22 and running until May 28, the annual Sydney Writer’s Festival is back again for another year bringing with it another cavalcade of ideas, words, debate and discussion about, you guessed it, writing.

Centred around the stunning arts district in Walsh Bay but with pop events throughout the city, the Sydney Writer’s Festival is a chance to hear some of the world’s leading authors discuss their work.

From the role of the writer as both a facilitator of pleasure and a commentator on contemporary society to changing nature of authorship in a digital era, the festival is a fascinating peek into the literary institution.

Previous international guests include Gloria Steinem, Julian Barnes, Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Alan Cumming, Vince Gilligan, and Alice Walker.

This year, organisers have secured the talents of some of the biggest names in literature and writing today including Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, Jane Caro, Benjamin Law, and journalists Kate McClymont and Leigh Sales.


The festival consists of lectures, discussions, Q&As and workshops where budding authors can learn what it takes to become published in the competitive field.

Access to some events is limited so organizing tickets ahead of schedule is imperative.

For a complete look at this year’s festival lineup, head to the official Sydney Writer’s Festival website.

The Sydney Writer’s Festival will take place in Walsh Bay and various venues from May 22 until May 28.

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