Sydney Writers’ Festival offers dynamic access to the Festival to regional audiences by streaming in arts centres, libraries and writers' groups across the country through the Live and Local program. Audiences at these venues are able to actively participate in the sessions by submitting questions to the guest authors in Sydney via a live feed.

In our first year, Live and Local featured 10 streaming partners across New South Wales. This year, we're proud to have 30 partners on board to deliver highlights from the 2017 program to every state and territory in Australia. In 2017, Live and Local will reach audiences in Albury, Alice Springs, Armidale, Ballarat, Bathurst, Bega, Broken Hill, Burnside (SA), Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Dubbo, Frankston, Geelong, Griffith, Hobart, Mandurah, Mudgee, Port Macquarie, Tamworth, Taree, Toowoomba, Townsville, Wagga Wagga and Wollongong.

The full list of events to be streamed can be found here.

Please check your local venue website for information about which events are streaming near you.


Live and Local Event Partners

Click on the links below for event information. If no link is provided, more information will be available soon.

City of Burnside in partnership with Burnside Library  

Write Around The Murray Festival in partnership with Albury Library Museum

Alice Springs
Alice Springs Town Council in partnership with Alice Springs Public Library

New England Writers' Centre in partnership with Armidale Regional Council at Armidale Dumaresq Memorial Library

City of Ballarat in partnership with Museum of Australian Democracy @ Eureka (M.A.D.E)

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council and Bathurst Writers’ and Readers’ Festival

Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre in partnership with Bega Valley Shire Library

Broken Hill
Broken Hill City Council in partnership with Broken Hill Library

Byron Bay 
Byron Writers’ Festival at SAE Institute Byron Bay

Tanks Arts Centre

Canberra Theatre Centre

Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour City Council in partnership with Jetty Memorial Theatre 

City of Darwin Libraries at Darwin Library 

Outback Writers’ Centre in partnership with Western Plains Cultural Centre 

Frankston City Council in partnership with Frankston City Libraries 

Geelong Regional Library Corporation at Geelong Library and Heritage Centre 

Griffith Regional Theatre in partnership with Griffith Regional Library 

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre in partnership with State Cinema Hobart 

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in partnership with Writing WA and Mandurah Libraries 

Mudgee Readers’ Festival at Mudgee Town Hall Theatre 

Port Macquarie
Glasshouse Port Macquarie in partnership with Port Macquarie-Hastings Libraries

Capitol Theatre Tamworth

MidCoast Libraries at Taree Library 

Empire Theatres 

The Foundation of Australian Literary Studies in partnership with Townsville City Council and Mary Who? Bookshop at Mecure Townsville

Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga City Library at Civic Theatre

Merrigong Theatre Company at Wollongong Town Hall