Sydney Writers’ Festival is an event for everyone – including those who can’t make it down to Carriageworks during the festival. From conversations with literary luminaries to panel discussions on our world’s most urgent issues, we don’t want you to miss an insightful comment, scathing take or witty joke that comes from our stages.
This year, we are livestreaming our events in Bay 17 for all Australians to access at home. Watch along, text in questions directly to the Sydney stage and be a part of Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2023.
Purchase a day stream ticket for $35 and get access to the full day’s content. Day stream tickets are available for Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.
Once you've purchased a pass and it's time for the event, head to the streaming site and sign in using the details you used to book. This will allow you to access the stream.
BRINGING THE PAST TO LIFE | 10–11am
Celebrated historical novelists Geraldine Brooks and Pip Williams and newcomer Sally Colin-James share their insights into drawing from the past to understand the present and the future, in a panel event hosted by ABC RN's Kate Evans.
ELEANOR CATTON: BIRNAM WOOD | 12–1pm
The Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, discusses her keenly anticipated thriller Birnam Wood with Beejay Silcox.
MICHAEL KIRBY & BO SEO | 2–3pm
Two-time world debating champion and Good Arguments author Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how to better listen and disagree with each other in an era of divisive public debate.
COLSON WHITEHEAD: HARLEM SHUFFLE | 4–5pm
Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his acclaimed novel Harlem Shuffle and its forthcoming follow-up, Crook Manifesto, with interviewer Michael Williams.
BRINGING RBG TO LIFE | 6–7pm
RBG: OF Many, One, playwright Suzie Miller and actor Heather Mitchell discuss the alchemy that brought RBG to life on the page and the stage in this very special conversation between two unique artists, with Ailsa Piper.