Schools Days 2021

Primary and Secondary School Days are now on sale! 

The Primary School Days program brings together prominent authors and illustrators for a fun, interactive and educational day that inspires students to discuss books and creativity.

The Secondary School Days program gives students the opportunity to speak directly with their favourite authors, think critically about new concepts, and encourages them in their creative pursuits. 

Student Sessions 

Student Sessions is presented in partnership with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Led by highly regarded writers and thinkers across film, poetry, theatre, literature and more at established theatres at Carriageworks, Student Sessions is rich in opportunities for secondary school students.

The program builds on students’ classroom learning, extending their capacity for creative and critical thinking and inspiring a deeper understanding of history, society, language and storytelling. 

Student Sessions Access Program

We’d like to invite NSW government schools with an ICSEA value of under 1000 to apply for free student and teacher tickets through our Student Sessions Access Program.

We believe that Student Sessions is an invaluable learning experience for young people and we would love to welcome your students to the 2021 program.  

Student Sessions Livestream Program

Our Student Sessions Livestream event broadcasts the magic of the Sydney Writers’ Festival in real time to schools across Australia. 

Russ the Story Bus 2021

You can fill out an expression of interest form for the 2021 Russ the Story Bus tour here 

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