Education Program

In light of the current Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Government’s directive to restrict public gatherings of more than 500 people, and in the interest of the health and safety of students, teachers, authors, volunteers and Festival staff, we regret to announce the cancellation our 2020 Education Program.

Primary School Days, Secondary School Days and Student Sessions are no longer going ahead.

Read the full statement about the Sydney Writers' Festival 2020 cancellation here

Sydney Writers’ Festival presents a week-long celebration of literature and ideas for students each May, featuring three unique programs: Primary School Days, Secondary School Days and Student Sessions. Designed to encourage a love of reading and writing, our Education stream provides students with the opportunity to engage with ideas outside the traditional classroom setting.

In term four of the school year, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents the Children's Festival of Moving Stories featuring Russ the Story Bus. 

The Student Sessions program is now on sale. 

View the Student Sessions program.

View the Student Sessions Livestream.

The 2020 Secondary School Days program is now on sale.

View the Secondary School Days program.

The Primary School Days program is now SOLD OUT. 

View the Primary Schools Days program. 

Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please find up-to-date information, here. 

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