Secondary School Days 2021

Hear from Australia’s most exciting literary talents 

The Secondary School Days program is a wonderful opportunity for students to listen, investigate and question, alongside some of Australia’s leading writers for young adults.

Throughout the day, these writers inspire and challenge students through a thoughtful discussion of literature and ideas. The program is designed to grow students’ enjoyment of books, writing and reading by providing them with new perspectives, insight into writing processes and encouragement to consider their own creative pursuits. 

During four 45-minute sessions, writers and illustrators perform from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from the audience.

We can't wait to welcome your students to Secondary School Days. They'll join Australia's most exciting literary talents for teenagers for an inspiring day celebrating creativity and the written word. 

We are excited to share with you the internationally recognised, award-winning Australian YA heavyweights joining us for Secondary School Days 2021.

The impressive line-up includes fantasy legend Garth Nix, whose books have been translated into 42 languages and five million copies sold worldwide; multi-award-winning author of The Bone Sparrow and The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon; debut YA author and recipient of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Young Citizen of the Year Award, the Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers’ Award, and the Copyright Agency Fellowship for First Nations Writers, Gary Lonesborough; and the winner of the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature (Iris and the Tiger), and Text Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Writing (This Is Shyness), Leanne Hall.


You can book Secondary School Days tickets to Seymour Centre, Riverside Theatres and The Concourse Concert Hall by filling out the online booking form here. A printable version is available here. 

For more information or if you have any questions contact or call 02 9256 4200. 

All Secondary School Days venues (Seymour Centre, Riverside Theatres and The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood) are registered COVID-Safe businesses. 

It is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment.

For more information about Secondary School Days, please contact us:

(02) 9256 4200