Live and Local
National Live Streaming


Sydney Writers’ Festival continues to expand its horizons with Live and Local, our digital live-streaming project, going national in 2016. We have partnered with local arts centres, libraries and writers’ groups across the country to host events with a selection of sessions from the Festival program. Audiences at these venues have the opportunity to ask questions of the guest authors in Sydney via a live feed.

This year, Live and Local will reach audiences in Adelaide, Albury, Alice Springs, Armidale, Bathurst, Brisbane, Broken Hill, Byron Bay, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Frankston, Horsham, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Taree, Toowoomba, Townsville, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong.

The full list of events to be live streamed as part of the Live & Local program can be found here: Live & Local Event Program.

Live and Local Event Locations

Click on the links below for event information. If no link is provided, more information will be available soon.

Burnside Library 

Write Around The Murray Festival and the Albury LibraryMuseum

Alice Springs
Alice Springs Public Library

New England Writers' Centre in partnership with Armidale Library

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in partnership with Bathurst Writers’ and Readers’ Festival

Brisbane Powerhouse

Broken Hill
Broken Hill City Library

Byron Bay 
Northern Rivers Writers' Centre in partnership with SAE Institute Byron Bay

Tanks Arts Centre in partnership with Tropical Writers' Inc

Coffs Harbour
Jetty Memorial Theatre in partnership with Coffs Harbour Writers’ Group

City of Darwin Libraries

Frankston City Libraries

Horsham Regional Arts Gallery in partnership with Wimmera Regional Library Corporation

Port Macquarie
The Glasshouse in partnership with Port Macquarie-Hastings Libraries

Capitol Theatre

Manning Valley Libraries

Empire Theatre

Foundation for Australian Literary Studies supported by Mary Who? Bookshop

Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga City Library

Merrigong Theatre Company in partnership with South Coast Writers’ Centre

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund.




Sponsors and Partners Sydney Writers' Festival 2016