Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest celebration of books and ideas, bringing the world’s finest authors and esteemed thinkers together for insightful and exhilarating conversations and discussions. The Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local program offers a free livestream of Festival sessions to libraries and community centres across regional Australia to share directly with their audiences.  

In 2023, 21 Festival sessions were streamed to over 95 venues across the country, reaching audiences in every state and territory.  

Live & Local includes:  

  • Free access to Sydney Writers’ Festival selected livestream events  
  • Four days of events (Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 May 2024)  
  • Live online audience participation in Q&A  
  • Branded promotional assets 

Expressions of interest for Live & Local 2024 are now open for regional venues. 


“Narrabri is a small regional town and these events are a great opportunity for the community to attend literary and cultural events without great expense.”

Live & Local attendee, Narrabri NSW