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Author Johann Hari Joins Sydney Writer’s Festival Lineup

By Jarrod Wolhuter. Johann Hari is an author on fire and he’s featuring as one of many outstanding writer at this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival. Hari has been pivotal in changing the narrative on addiction, anxiety and depression in the 21st century. His past two books, Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of […]

Malcolm Turnbull In Conversation With Annabel Crabb

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and respected journalist Annabel Crabb will be live streaming an in conversation on The Sydney Writer's Festival Facebook page at 7pm, April 27. This will mark the first event in the new digital programming for the Sydney Writers Festival. Malcom Turnbull is set to discuss his new and already controversial […]

Walsh Bay Redevelopment Delays

By Madison Behringer. Plans to redevelop the Walsh Bay arts precinct in Barangaroo have been in the pipeline since as far back as 1998. In May 2018, plans were approved by the State Government for the precinct alongside a $207 million budget for the project. However just as quickly as the building began, the project […]

St Albans Writers’ Festival

As the number of great Australian authors is increasing and our cultural landscape diversifies, festivals in this country are becoming an annual occurrence. With allegiant followers attending each year and crowds packing out small to medium size venues to listen to some of our finest commentators and critics. The Sydney Writers’ Festival already attracts thousands […]

Sydney Writers’ Festival: Carriageworks Edition 2016

Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), in partnership with Carriageworks, are presenting two fascinating talks in March from renowned international writers Simon Winchester (UK), author of new biography Pacific Ocean, and award-winning author Andrew O’Hagan (UK). Carriageworks and SWF’s new partnership presents this exclusive opportunity to see Winchester in his only Sydney appearance, where he will be speaking […]

Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman In Conversation

The Sydney Writer’s Festival presents the power couple of modern American literature, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Meeting through a blind date in 1992, the authors were engaged within three weeks and married the next––now living in Berkley, California with four children and more than twenty books released between the two of them. Pulitzer prize-winning […]

A Writer’s Guide to The Sydney Writers’ Festival

Monday May 18 marked the start of The Sydney Writers’ Festival, with over 400 Australian and 45 international writers set to entertain and stir the expected 60,000+ festival attendees. Taking place at 350 events from Hornsby in the North to Wollongong in the South and Katoomba in the west, writers and other malcontents try to […]

Leunig: the Holy Fool to speak at SWF

    Kicking off next week on May 19, the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) is a celebration of writing that challenges and provokes, so it comes as no surprise to see the name of Australia’s favourite cartoonist and moral philosopher, Michael Leunig, on the program. Unafraid to broach the most controversial topics, from warmongering to […]

Words up: Sydney Writer’s Festival comes to Bondi

The Sydney Writers’ Festival will be hitting the shores of Bondi for the first time next week. Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) artistic director and North Bondi local, Jemma Birrell, has added four major events to the schedule, to be held at the iconic Bondi Pavilion in collaboration with the Rock Surfers Theatre Company. One event […]

Funding set for Walsh Bay festival

A new community festival in Walsh Bay will attempt to bring people back to the area’s quiet streets and assist struggling retailers. The Walsh Bay Arts Festival, the brainchild of Walsh Bay Arts and Commerce, is expected to take place in December. “We’ve had shopfronts empty for seven or eight years because of lack of […]