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 2015 we present 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 


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 




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.