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Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad  * SOLD OUT * Code: 1  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction, Scriptwriting

Breaking Bad creator and executive producer, Vince Gilligan speaks to Adam Spencer. TICKETS AVAILABLE TO SECOND EVENT. Event 232 'Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand'.

Thursday, May 1 2014 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Ticketed: $$45/$35
Sydney Town Hall  read more >
 
Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand Vince Gilligan: Breaking Bad - Additional Event due to Popular Demand Code: 232  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction, Scriptwriting, Crime

'Breaking Bad' creator and executive producer, Vince Gilligan speaks to Benjamin Law

Thursday, May 1 2014 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $
Sydney Town Hall  read more >
 
Sunburnt: Six True Tales of Holidays from Hell Sunburnt: Six True Tales of Holidays from Hell Code: SR24  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Indigenous, Nonfiction

Stories about travel mishaps, awkward summer romances and overseas adventures.

Monday, May 19 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free, bookings essential 1300 241 167,
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
2014 Opening Address: Andrew Solomon 2014 Opening Address: Andrew Solomon Code: 3  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Nonfiction, Education

Andrew Solomon kicks off the 2014 Festival with his thoughts on diversity, identity, acceptance and love.

Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $32/$26
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Bankstown Poetry Slam Bankstown Poetry Slam Code: SR20  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

Everyone is welcome at the Bankstown Poetry Slam--on stage or in the audience.

Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9793 8324
Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown  read more >
 
Food Books Music: Ceridwen Dovey and Chris Flynn Food Books Music: Ceridwen Dovey and Chris Flynn Code: 7  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction

Ceridwen Dovey on We The Animals, with Chris Flynn.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $115
The Food Society, Darlinghurst, 91 Riley Street, Darlinghurst  read more >
 
Tim Finn: White Cloud Tim Finn: White Cloud Code: 8  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Music, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Tim Finn brings his inventive performance of White Cloud to Australia for the first time.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $30/$25
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
The Centre of Sydney The Centre of Sydney Code: SR44  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Young Adults, Current Affairs, Fiction

Join these writers who will take you deep into western suburbia.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential,
Parramatta Information and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Road, Corner Villers Street, inside Swith Digital Arts Centre,  read more >
 
The Life and Times of Alice Walker The Life and Times of Alice Walker Code: 9  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Current Affairs, Politics, Indigenous, Music

Pulitzer Prize-winning Alice Walker, speaks about her writing and activism. With Archie Roach.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Ticketed: $55/$45
Sydney Opera House, Joan Sutherland Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
 
Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection Code: SR25  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

A performance by Fringe Festival winner Inua Ellams.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
Celebrating The Fictional Woman Celebrating The Fictional Woman Code: 65  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs

Join Tara Moss for a celebration of her new book, The Fictional Woman.

Thursday, May 22 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential, email rsvp@harpercollins.com.au
Simmer on the Bay, Shore 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries Eleanor Catton: The Luminaries Code: 66  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Eleanor Catton speaks about her Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel, The Luminaries.

Thursday, May 22 2014 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Ticketed: $$32/$$26
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
 
Evenings with Dominic Knight Evenings with Dominic Knight Code: 68  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Fiction

Join 702 ABC Sydney Evenings host Dominic Knight.

Thursday, May 22 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance Lounge, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Festival Club Festival Club Code: 69  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction, Current Affairs, Nonfiction

Stay up late with SWF.

Thursday, May 22 2014 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Ticketed: $15
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection Inua Ellams’ Black T-Shirt Collection Code: SR26  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

A performance by Fringe Festival winner Inua Ellams.

Thursday, May 22 2014 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
Sandi Toksvig: My Valentine Sandi Toksvig: My Valentine Code: 70  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Fiction

Sandi Toksvig’s smash hit solo show with stand-up, stories and fascinating facts.

Thursday, May 22 2014 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $$40/$$32
City Recital Hall Angel Place, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
 
Stories, Stargazing, Art and Wine with Michael Pembroke Stories, Stargazing, Art and Wine with Michael Pembroke Code: 121  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: History, Culture & Heritage

Michael Pembroke discusses the story behind Australia’s first governor, Arthur Phillip.

Friday, May 23 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $35/$32
Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks  read more >
 
ABC RN’s Drive ABC RN’s Drive Code: 122  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Fiction, Nonfiction

ABC RN’s Drive, hosted by Rebecca Huntley, broadcasts live from Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Friday, May 23 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance Lounge, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
What’s Normal Anyway? What’s Normal Anyway? Code: 123  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage

The search for identity with Andrew Solomon, A.M. Homes, Jo Case and Robert Hoge.

Friday, May 23 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Alice Walker with Alexis Wright Alice Walker with Alexis Wright Code: SR45  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History, Indigenous

Alice Walker and Alexis Wright discuss their writing, activism, connection to place and more.

Friday, May 23 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $16/$12
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
 
Festival Club Festival Club Code: 124  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Stay up late with SWF.

Friday, May 23 2014 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Ticketed: $15
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Live on Air Live on Air Code: 27  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

Telia Nevile is broadcasting a radio show from her bedroom.

Friday, May 23 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $10
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
Christos Tsiolkas: Class and Sport in Australia Christos Tsiolkas: Class and Sport in Australia Code: SR46  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Should we teach our kids to win or to live? Christos Tsoilkas tackles sport and envy in Barracuda.

Friday, May 23 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $16/$12
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
 
Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between Code: 126  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Annabel Crabb interviews some of the most intriguing guests at this year’s festival.

Friday, May 23 2014 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven Code: 175  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, A.M. Homes, talks about May We Be Forgiven.

Saturday, May 24 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Festival Club Festival Club Code: 176  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Music, Current Affairs, Fiction, Nonfiction

Stay up late with SWF.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Ticketed: $15
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Bob McTavish: More Stoked! Bob McTavish: More Stoked! Code: SR28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Bob McTavish brings More Stoked!, a coming of age and homage to 70s surfing.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 1300 241 167,
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
5 X 15 5 X 15 Code: 177  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Indigenous, Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Current Affairs

Five speakers, 15 minutes: Emma Donoghue, Inua Ellams, Colin McDowell, Anna Bligh and more.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Cut & Paste Code: SR29  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Fiction

Playwrights, comics, musicians, poets, novelists try out a new ten-minute idea.

Saturday, May 24 2014 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Free, bookings essential 1300 241 167,
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 

 

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