2017 Sydney Writers' Festival

The 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival program will be announced on Thursday 6 April.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday 7 April.  

The 2017 program guide will be in Sydney Morning Herald's 'Spectrum' on Saturday 8 April.

The 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival runs from 22–28 May.


 
Veep's Armando Iannucci on Spin and Satire

In this very special event, satirist, showrunner, writer and creator of Veep and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci, will talk to Benjamin Law about comedy and politics in a post-truth world.

For more information and to book tickets, click here


 
Upcoming Event — A.C. Grayling: The Age of Genius

A.C. Grayling is one of the world's most widely read and celebrated philosophers. His latest work The Age of Genius explores how the 17th century, fuelled by original and unorthodox thinking, war and technological invention, became the crucible of modernity.

Join A.C. Grayling for a thought-provoking talk about how such a turbulent century heralded 'the greatest ever change in the mental outlook of humanity'.

For more information, and to book tickets, click here


 

Upcoming Education Events

Secondary School Days
Featuring a curated selection of the best local and international writers for young adults, Secondary School Days is an opportunity for students to engage with, learn from and be inspired by their favourite authors in a fun, educational and interactive day.

In these hugely popular sessions, writers perform from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from the audience. For more information and to book tickets, click here.


Student Sessions
Sydney Writers' Festival and the NSW Education Standards Authority have come together for the second year to present a full day of events tailored to Years 9–12 students.

Student Sessions 2017 features some of the world's most engaging minds speaking on a range of topics linked to the NSW school curriculum. We invite you to bring your students to inspiring events delivered by the biggest stars of the 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival – including a Shakespeare expert, a renowned economist and a leading writer on climate change. For more information and to book tickets, click here.   


 
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Visit our Archives

Re-visit past Festivals, including our 2016 May Festival, in our archives.


 
Listen to our Podcasts

Subscribe on iTunes or visit our channel on Omny to hear podcasts from some of our previous events. We have dozens of podcasts from some of the world's best and most influential writers and thinkers. Enjoy!



 

 

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