Welcome to the
2015 Sydney Writers' Festival
Welcome to 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival


‘Everything has been figured out, except how to live.’ — Jean-Paul Sartre

This year the theme of Sydney Writers’ Festival is 'How to Live?'. Where do we find a sense of purpose and how should we best live our lives? It’s a subject I’ve seen in all levels of cultural life and running through the books readers are particularly connecting with at the moment.

In this year’s program over 400 writers will help us make sense of the world, exploring ideas of happiness, grief, spirituality, ageing, and mortality.

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Tickets on sale now

We are thrilled to share the 2015 Sydney Writers' Festival program with you.

The full program of events and writers is available to view on this website - please use the top navigation to search the program. Tickets for our ticketed events can be purchased through the 'Book Now' link on each event page.

Events which have sold out and any changes to the program since the printed edition are listed on the Event Updates page. 

The official printed program appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 28 March. You can view a digital copy of the program online or download a PDF (file size 10MB) or pick up a copy of the program from bookshops, libraries and venues.

We hope you enjoy perusing the program, planning your perfect Festival week, and we look forward to seeing you from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May.

Your Festival Online

Your Festival Online

Online is where you'll find everything you need to know about Sydney Writers’ Festival 2015. Via this website, you can create your own personal schedule by clicking 'Add to My Schedule' from the events you like.  You can also share your favourite events on social media by clicking the Facebook and Twitter icons. 

We'll be sending out our e-news regularly so feel free to sign-up by entering your e-mail address at the top left corner of this page. If you’d like to keep up-to-date with the festival on social media, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.  You can join the conversation by using  #sydneywritersfestival.



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