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 and podcasts of highlight events will be shared on our iTunes channel

In November 2015 we will be presenting our second annual Children's Festival in Western Sydney, and the next Sydney Writers' Festival will take place in late May 2016. 

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Upcoming Events

Louis de Bernières

Sydney Writers' Festival and Sydney Opera House have joined forces to bring Louis de Bernières to Sydney. Louis will speak about his life, work, and new novel, The Dust that Falls from Dreams ‒ a story about four very different sisters growing up in an eccentric English household during the brief golden years of King Edward VII’s reign.

Monday 24 August 2015, 7.30pm
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre
Tickets $30-35 plus transaction fee 


Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman In Conversation

Join this power couple of American literature as they interview each other on family and creativity. Find out how their partnership extends across various aspects of their lives, from raising children, to making marriage work and balancing their literary endeavours.

Tuesday 3 November 2015, 7.30pm
Seymour Centre, York Theatre
Tickets $25-35 plus transaction fee 


Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord

Kate Evans interviews one of Australia’s most celebrated literary icons, Geraldine Brooks. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of People of the Book, Year of Wonders and March will speak about her new book The Secret Chord, a compelling portrait of a morally complex hero.

Monday 9 November 2015, 6pm
Seymour Centre, York Theatre
Tickets $25-35 plus transaction fee