About Us

swf2011_wharf_credit_prudenceuptonEach year, Sydney Writers' Festival presents over 300 events (many of them for free) and attract attendances of around 95,000 in venues that stretch from the Festival hub at Walsh Bay to the Blue Mountains. For one week every May we bring together authors of the very best contemporary fiction and writers of cutting edge nonfiction, including some of the world's leading public intellectuals, scientists and journalists. With the finest literary writing at our core, our programming is driven by the ideas and issues that animate all forms of writing.

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.

The next festival will be held 16-23 May 2016. 

Meet our Staff
Meet our Board



Funders and partners of Sydney Writers' Festival 2015