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Each year we have hundreds of generous people who donate their time to help bring the Sydney Writers’ Festival to life. They take on important positions greeting authors and escorting them to events, they handle crucial roles managing queues and information booths, and they conduct our audience surveys. In many ways, our 250 inspired and energetic volunteers are what make Sydney Writers’ Festival so special for so many people.

Next year’s Festival will take place from 18–24 May 2015.  Volunteer applications will open in February and will close by the end of March.

In the meantime, you can sign up to our newsletter if you haven’t already, or find us on Facebook and Twitter to receive updates on the Festival and news about our out of season events.

If you would like to register your interest in volunteering next year, please feel free to contact us and we will send you a reminder when applications open next year.

Thank you.

Misty McPhail

Volunteer Coordinator






Funders and partners of Sydney Writers' Festival 2014