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.
A LIFE IN FOOD: STEPHANIE ALEXANDER AND MAGGIE BEER | 10–11am
Culinary icons Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer reflect on their decades-long friendship and decorated careers, which have transformed how Australians think about food, with interview Adam Liaw.
CRIME AND JUSTICE | 12–1pm
Helen Garner and Hedley Thomas discuss their approaches to writing about crime and how they grapple with questions of justice, in conversation with Sarah Krasnostein.
GREAT ADAPTATIONS | 2–3pm
Bestselling authors Eleanor Catton, Holly Ringland and Tom Rob Smith share the ins and outs of bringing work from the page to the screen, in conversation with Benjamin Law.
PIP WILLIAMS: THE BOOKBINDER OF JERICHO | 4–5pm
Author of bestselling The Dictionary of Lost Words Pip Williams introduces her sweeping new novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, in conversation with Cassie McCullagh.
STATE OF THE ART | 6–7pm
Eleanor Catton, Richard Flanagan, Tracey Lien and Colson Whitehead discuss the state of the novel today and the future of fiction, in conversation with ABC RN's Kate Evans.
REAL SELVES | 7.30–8.30pm
Chloé Hayden, Sasha Kutabah Sarago and Grace Tame talk about breaking down barriers to allow women and girls to show their real selves in conversation with Hannah Diviney.