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The Salon


The Salon is a giving circle, a reading syndicate and a great way to champion a strong female voice.

Every year, members of The Salon will get behind a fabulous female Sydney Writers’ Festival headliner.

Members enjoy the benefits of the SWF Patron Program, as well as additional events exclusive to The Salon.

The Salon benefits:

  • Invitation to an exclusive privately hosted Salon book club/cocktail party in March each year where the Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Artistic Director will discuss the book you are supporting
  • A copy of the supported author’s latest book
  • An invitation (with a guest) to the supported author’s Festival appearance, proudly presented by The Salon
  • An opportunity to meet the author during the Festival and have your book signed
  • Six complimentary tickets to the Festival
  • Access to the fully catered and exclusive Patron’s Lounge during the Festival
  • Two private Salon events throughout the year, featuring conversations with high-profile writers
  • Priority booking window for Festival tickets, with a ticket concierge service

Places in The Salon are strictly limited. You can join by making a payment of $2,500. This contribution includes a $250 membership fee that is not tax-deductible (resulting in a $2,250 tax-deductible donation). 

Join The Salon