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Thank you to the artists and audiences who took part in the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival. An archive of the 2015 program can be found here. Videos of select events will be posted on our YouTube channel and podcasts of highlight events will be shared on our iTunes channel

In November we presented our second annual Children's Festival in Western Sydney, and the next Sydney Writers' Festival will be held 16-22 May 2016. Throughout the year we will also be hosting one-off events, including an upcoming series of talks at Carriageworks.

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Upcoming Events

Simon Winchester: The Pacific

Join bestselling author Simon Winchester in his only Sydney appearance to speak about his new biography of the Pacific Ocean.

Thursday 3 March 2016, 6pm
Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Tickets $25-$35 plus transaction fee 

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Andrew O'Hagan: The Illuminations

Andrew O'Hagan speaks about his new novel, The Illuminations, long-listed for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Thursday 3 March 2016, 8pm
Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Tickets $25-$35 plus transaction fee 

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Alexander McCall Smith: Unexpected Love Stories

Join one of the world’s most beloved authors and raconteurs, Alexander McCall Smith, for a beguiling hour of love stories and tales from around the world.

Friday 4 March 2016, 6.30pm
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
Tickets $25-$35 plus transaction fee 

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Elizabeth Gilbert: Unleashing Creativity

In this special Sydney event, the bestselling author of Eat Pray Love speaks about embracing curiosity, finding your passion and how to face the world with courage not fear. 

Friday 4 March 2016, 8.15pm
Seymour Centre, Chippendale
Tickets $25-$35 plus transaction fee 

This event is now sold out.

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2016 School Days

 

School Days is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with their favourite authors, discover exciting new voices and be inspired in a fun, educational and interactive day. Our 2016 School Days are on sale now. 

View the Primary School Days program.

View the Secondary School Days program.


 
2016 Best of the Fest

 Best of the Fest introduces students to some of the world’s leading authors, illustrators, commentators and thinkers during a full day of events linked to the NSW school curriculum. Best of the Fest is on sale now. 

View the Best of the Fest program 


 

 

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