Live & Local

Sydney Writers’ Festival is Australia’s largest forum celebrating books and ideas in the southern hemisphere. The Festival brings the world’s finest authors and esteemed thinkers to your area in real-time through the Live & Local project.

When the program was piloted in 2015, Live & Local partnered with just 10 streaming partners across NSW. In 2020, we were proud to have 40 partners on board from every state and territory in Australia, spanning locations such as Broome, Bundaberg, Alice Springs and Launceston.

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

Live & Local attendee, Narrabri NSW

In 2021 Sydney Writers’ Festival will once again stream live events over the festival dates that are delivered locally by partner organisations. This offering to our regional and national audiences affords access to new ideas from great minds, and the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at the end of each event by sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

Join us as we celebrate books, interrogate truths and challenge ideas. If your organisation would like to be part of the 2021 Live & Local program, fill out our Expression of Interest form.

Being so remote from the capital city of Western Australia, it gives an option to attend and be a part of the Festival. Attendees stayed between sessions and chatted, had a cup of coffee and made valuable social links in the community.

Live & Local attendee, Broome WA