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.
JANE HARPER: EXILES | 10–11am
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jane Harper discusses Exiles, the thrilling and likely final instalment of novels following investigator Aaron Falk, with Michaela Kalowski.
RICHARD FIDLER: THE BOOK OF ROADS & KINGDOMS | 12–1pm
Much-loved radio host and author Richard Fidler delves into The Book of Roads & Kingdoms, his account of medieval wanderers during Islam’s Golden Age. He is joined by Caroline Baum.
GERALDINE BROOKS: HORSE | 2–3pm
Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist Geraldine Brooks sheds light on her bestselling novel, Horse, a sweeping historical saga of spirit, obsession and racial injustice, in conversation with Nicole Abadee.
GEORGE MONBIOT: REGENESIS | 4–5pm
Bestselling British author and activist George Monbiot shares insight into Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet, his hopeful account of how we might rethink our faltering food system, live via video in conversation with Rebecca Huntley.
RICHARD FIDLER & PETER FRANKOPAN | 6–7pm
Beloved radio presenter Richard Fidler (The Book of Roads & Kingdoms) and bestselling author and Oxford professor Peter Frankopan (The Earth Transformed) discuss their richly rendered works of historical non-fiction with historian Anna Clark.
QUEERSTORIES | 7.30–8.30pm
Vulnerable and fierce, heartbreaking and hilarious, Queerstories invites five LGBTQIA+ writers to share the tale they want to tell but are never asked to. Hosted by Maeve Marsden, with Sophie Cunningham, Shane Jenek aka Courtney Act, Daniel Lavery, Joshua Whitehead, and Leanne Yong.