Explore the 2024 Program

Opening Night: Take Me Away

Pack your bags for literary adventure

Ann Patchett (photo credit Emily Dorio)
Jazz Money
Annabel Crabb
Wednesday 22 May 2024
Event Code: 21

The written word has the power to move a reader.

Not only emotionally, but also to take us away to deeper planes of understanding, to different times, and to inhabit lives we've never ourselves experienced. Words can shepherd us between art forms, as Festival curator, poet and artist Jazz Money demonstrates in a performance to open the 2024 Festival. Then Ann Patchett and Annabel Crabb discuss the essential light packing for literary adventure; curiosity, courage and an open mind.


Ann Patchett appears thanks to the support of Rosie Williams and John Grill AO.

Supported by

Carriageworks, Bay 17
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015