Being so remote from the capital city of Western Australia, Live & Local gives an option to attend and be a part of the Festival. Attendees stayed between sessions and chatted, had a cup of coffee and made valuable social links in the community.

Live & Local attendee, Broome, WA

In 2022, Sydney Writers’ Festival will once again stream live events for almost 50 of our local partner organisations throughout the Festival. This offering to our audiences provides access to new ideas across the country, and the opportunity to participate in sessions by sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

Join us as we celebrate books, interrogate truths and challenge ideas. 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Live & Local Venues

Adelaide City Libraries
Albany Public Library
Albury Library Museum
Armidale Regional Council
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
Bega Valley Shire Library
Broken Hill City Library
Burnside Library
Byron Writers Festival
Central Coast Library Services
Central Highlands Regional Council
Central West Libraries
Cessnock City Library
City of Belmont
City of Darwin Libraries
City of Gold Coast
City of Karratha
City of Marion
City of Mitcham
City of West Torrens
Douglas Libraries
Empire Theatre
Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
Glasshouse Port Macquarie
Goldfields Library Corporation
Goulburn Valley Libraries
Griffith City Library
Katoomba, Avalon Restaurant 
Kiama Library
Lake Mac Libraries
Latrobe City Libraries
Mackay Regional Council - Library Service
Maleny Community Centre
Merrigong Theatre Company
MidCoast Libraries
Mount Gambier Library
Mount Isa City Library
Mudgee Readers' Festival
National Library of Australia
Norfolk Island Regional Council
Port Stephens Council
Port Lincoln Library
Shellharbour City Libraries
Shire of Broome
Tamworth Library
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival
Wagga Wagga City Library


Friday 20 May

Saturday 21 May

Sunday 22 May