Sydney Writers’ Festival brings the world's most exciting international authors to our shores, delivers literary events to suburban and regional areas, takes innovative education programs to higher needs schools across New South Wales, and so much more.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we depend on private individuals and forward-thinking corporations to help us put on a Festival that so enriches the cultural life of the city. In fact, more than a third of our annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. 

We invite you to join our Festival community by becoming a Patron or engaging in a corporate partnership. 


‘The Sydney Writers’ Festival for me has been a much needed reminder that even in dark times human beings can come together through those holy acts of reading and writing.’

— George Saunders, guest of the 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival