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:

  • An invitation to a special, privately hosted event to announce the next author supported by The Salon
  • A copy of the supported author’s latest book
  • An invitation to a private book club night with the Artistic Director to discuss the book
  • An invitation (for you and a guest) to the supported author’s Festival appearance, proudly presented by The Salon
  • An exclusive opportunity to meet the author during the Festival and have your book signed

Patron Program benefits:

  • Invitation to the exclusive Patron Program Launch, typically hosted at a beautiful private residence
  • Access to the fully catered and exclusive Patron Lounge during the Festival
  • Two private Patron events throughout the year featuring conversations with high-profile writers
  • Priority booking window for Festival tickets, plus 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). 

If you have any questions, please contact Georgia Wilson, Development Manager on