Stars of Stage and Screen

“Let us go then, you and I,/When the evening is spread out against the sky/Like a patient etherized upon a table.” (T.S. Eliot)

In 2021 some of Australia’s most beloved stars of stage and screen joined us at Sydney Writers’ Festival to share the words of the poets; to serenade us and delight us with sonnets and couplets and verse. The event was the brainchild of our previous CEO, the late Chrissy Sharp, whose love of great poetry and career of wrangling actors combined to create an extraordinary evening. And the tradition continues. Join us for one of the most unmissable celebrations of words on the calendar. Featuring Heather Mitchell, Johnny Leary, Paul Capsis, Ella Scott Lynch, Catherine Văn-DaviesMax Cullen, Sacha Horler and Brendan Cowell. 

This event is Auslan interpreted. Contact our ticketing team either by phone on (02) 9256 4200 or via email at to book the best sight line. Visit our Accessibility page for more information.