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.
BARRIE CASSIDY & FRIENDS: STATE OF THE NATION | 10–11am
Barrie Cassidy assembles pundits Amy Remeikis, Niki Savva and Laura Tingle, to unpick the past year in Australian politics.
FIFTY SHADES OF TEAL | 12–1pm
MP Helen Haines, Simon Holmes à Court and Margot Saville examine the ascension of independent candidates and how they might shape our politics, in conversation with Barrie Cassidy.
RECKONING, NOT RECONCILIATION | 2–3pm
With the campaign for a First Nations Voice to Parliament in full swing, leading First Nations thinkers Stan Gran and Teela Reid ask whether we are entering a new era for Australian democracy.
THE VOICE TO PARLIAMENT: ALL THE DETAIL YOU NEED | 4–5pm
What will a Voice to Parliament actually mean? Indigenous leader Thomas Mayo and legendary journalist Kerry O'Brien have worked together to write an accessible and engaging guide to this question. Whether you want to understand more about the Voice or would like some clear answers to share in conversations with others, this is a great opportunity to join an inspiring discussion of what our shared future can be.