Sydney Writers’ Festival is a registered charity and a not-for-profit organisation. 

We rely on the support of private individuals and forward-thinking corporations from our community to help us safeguard the future of Australia’s largest literary festival and bring the joy of books to diverse audiences around the country and the Festival that enriches the cultural life of the city. In fact, more than a third of our annual funding comes from philanthropy and corporate sponsorship. 

We warmly thank our Patrons and donors for their generosity. With their support, we were able to bring the Festival back this year.

Please consider joining this visionary group of supporters. 

"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, 2017 Sydney Writers' Festival guest