Explore the 2024 Program

Festival Info

Festival Precinct

The Festival Precinct is located at Carriageworks, Eveleigh with additional events happening across the city at Sydney Town Hall, City Recital Hall and the State Library of NSW. 

Travelling to the Festival Precinct at Carriageworks

Carriageworks is located at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. This is a 10-minute walk from Redfern Station, City Road bus stops or Macdonaldtown Station. Catching public transport is strongly recommended as residential parking in the area is strictly limited. For more information on transport, visit transportnsw.info

Bicycles and Parking  

Bicycle parking is available at Carriageworks.

Street parking is limited in Eveleigh. Casual parking is available at Shepherd Street Carpark in the evenings and on the weekend. The carpark is approximately a 10-minute walk from Carriageworks.

Festival Bookshop 

Discovered a new author and want to purchase their latest work? Keen to catch up on a beloved writer’s earlier titles? Stop by the Gleebooks Festival bookshops at Carriageworks or the Gleebooks pop-up stores located at each of Sydney Writers’ Festival’s main venues and purchase your favourite titles. 
Gleebooks have books by authors featured across the entire program, including latest releases and earlier works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays and more. 

Festival Shuttle Bus

The Festival shuttle bus operates from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 26 May and travels between Carriageworks and Redfern Station. Buses set off from the Festival Bus Stop (Stand A) on Gibbons St in Redfern, adjacent to Redfern Train Station. Please refer to our maps to see the locations of the Festival Bus Stops. Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes between 9am and 7pm.

Redfern Station, Gibbons St, Stand A