Download the 2023 Program Guide

Download a PDF version of the 2023 Sydney Writers' Festival program or read through this flip-book version.

(This program is accurate as at 8 March 2023). 

Program Stockists

The Sydney Writers’ Festival 2023 Program Guide is distributed in locations across Sydney. Pick up a copy at one of the stockists below (subject to availability) – we recommend calling these stockists in advance.

Abbey’s Bookshop
Ampersand Cafe & Bookstore
Ariel Booksellers
Art Gallery of NSW
Artarmon Library
Ashfield Municipal Library
Ashfield Town Hall
Auburn Centre for Community
Auburn Library
Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Film Radio and Television School
Balmain Library
Bankstown Arts Centre
Bankstown Central Library
Bankstown City Council
Baulkham Hills Library
Beachside Bookshop
Belvoir St Theatre
Berkelouw Books Paddington
Berkelouw Books Balgowlah
Berkelouw Books Hornsby
Best Little Bookshop in Town
Better Read Than Dead
Bexley North Library
Blacktown Arts Centre
Blacktown City Library (Max Webber Library)
Blues Point Bookshop
Book Review
Books and Beyond
Brighton-Le-Sands Library
Cabramatta Whitlam Library
Café Ella
Campbelltown HJ Daley Central Library
Campsie Library
Carlingford Library
Casula Powerhouse
Chatswood Library
Chauvel Cinema
City Recital Hall
Concord Library
Constant Reader Bookshop
Constant Reader Mosman
Constitution Hill Library
Customs House Library
Darling Square Library
Dee Why Library
Dendy Newtown
Desire Books
Dundas Library
Dymocks Sydney
Dymocks Brookvale
Dymocks Burwood
Dymocks Chatswood
Dymocks Lane Cove
Dymocks Penrith
Dymocks Westfield Parramatta
Eastgardens Library
Eastwood Library
Elizabeth’s Bookshop
Emanuel Tsardoulias Library (Dulwich Hill)
Envy Café
Epping Library
Ermington Library
Eternity Playhouse
FBI Radio
Five Dock Library
Forestville Library
Gertrude & Alice Cafe and Bookstore
Gladesville Library
Glebe Library
Glen St Library
Glen St Theatre
Golden Age Cinema
Gordon Library
Granville Library
Granville Town Hall
Green Square Library
Greenwich Library
Harry Hartog Bondi Junction
Harry Hartog Brookvale
Hawkesbury Central Library
Hayes Theatre
Hill of Content Bookshop
Hornsby Central Library
Humphrey’s Books
Hurstville Library
Information and Cultural Exchange
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts centre
Kings Cross Library
Knox Street Bar
Kogarah Library
Lakemba Library
Lalor Park Library
Lane Cove Library
Leichhardt Library
Lidcombe Library
Lindfield Library
Liverpool City Library
Macleay College
Macquarie University, Department of English
Manly Library
Marrickville Library
Mascot Library
Merrylands Library
Modern Times
Mona Vale Library
Mosman Library
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Arts Store
Narellan Library
Newtown Library
North Ryde Library
Novella Fine Books, Cards & Gifts
NSW Writers Centre
Oracle Books
Oscar & Friends Booksellers
Outloud (Bankstown Youth Development Service)
Paddington Library
Palace Central
Palace Cinema
Paramount Coffee Project
Parramatta Artist Studio
Parramatta City Council
parramatta City Library
Parramatta visitor info centre
Pauline Books Media
Pennant Hills Library
Penrith City Library
Plunge Café
Potts Point Bookshop
Powerhouse Museum
Pyrmont Link (Pyrmont Community Centre)
Randwick Library (Margaret Martin Library)
Regents Park Library
Riverside Theatre
Riverwood Library
Rockdale City Library
Roslyn Packer Theatre
Ryde Library
Sans Souci Library
Sappho Books
Seymour Centre
St Clair Library
St Ives Library
St Mary’s Library
St Peters/Sydenham Library
Stables Theatre
Stanmore Library
Stanton Library
State Library of NSW, Library Shop
State Library of NSW, The Galleries
Strathfield Library
Surry Hills Library
Sutherland Library
Sydney Jewish Museum
Sydney Living Museums
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Town Hall
Sydney Writer’s Centre
Temperence Bar
The Book Station
The Bookshop Darlinghurst
The Bunker Café
The Burns Bay Bookery
The Concourse
The Old Clare
Turramurra Library
Ultimo Library
United States Studies Centre
University of Sydney
University of Sydney Access Manning Bar
University of Sydney – Union
University of Western Sydney (Bankstown campus)
University of Western Sydney (Penrith campus)
UNSW Bookshop
UNSW Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Verona Cinema
Warringah Mall Library
Waterloo Library
Watsons Bay Library
Waverley Library
Wentworth Point Library
Wentworthville Library
West Ryde Library
Wetherhill Park Library
Willoughby Council
Woollahra Bookshop
Woollahra Library